The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America. Awards given yearly for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
An annual prize awarded to the best original, full-length novel from by a citizen from the British Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe. Works must be written in English. International Prize awarded every two years.
"Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
"Given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States."
"Presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth."
"Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values," by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table of the ALA.
Annually "given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States."
Sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, they are awarded annually to English language works "for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience."
"The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry, are handed out each year... at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (... pioneer of the graphic novels), the Awards are given out in more than two-dozen categories covering the best publications and creators of the previous year."
Michigan Notable Books
Michigan Notable books from the past few years can be found in our Browsing Collection.
An annual award for "superior achievement" in the genre of horror. Past categories include: Novel, First Novel, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction Collection, Poetry Collection, Anthology, Screenplay, Graphic Novel and Non-Fiction.