ALA (American Library Association)/YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Assocation)
Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
"The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year."
"The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is 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"
Pulitzer Prize Winners for Literature, Drama, History, Biography & Autobiography, Poetry, Non-Fiction, and Journalism
"The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table" which recognizes books books of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. First awarded in 1971.