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100 Best English-language Novels of the 20th Century - General Fiction
The Radcliffe List is a response to the Modern Library - 100 Best Novels list, which has been criticized for undervaluing women, minorities, and contemporary writers.
[Link to Award Website]

100 Best Lesbian and Gay Non-Fiction Books - Non-Fiction
The Triangle's list of the 100 best lesbian and gay nonfiction books was selected by a panel of judges and unveiled at the Pink Ink literary conference in June 2004. The Publishing Triangle the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, including book & magazine writers, editors, agents, marketing, sub-rights, publicity and sales people, booksellers, designers, librarians, and general book lovers.
[Link to Award Website]

100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels - General Fiction
The Triangle's list of 100 best lesbian and gay novels was selected by a panel of submitted by our judges, including the lesbian and gay writers Dorothy Allison, David Bergman, Christopher Bram, Michael Bronski, Samuel Delany, Lillian Faderman, Anthony Heilbut, M.E. Kerr, Jenifer Levin, John Loughery, Jaime Manrique, Mariana Romo-Carmona, Sarah Schulman, and Barbara Smith. The Publishing Triangle the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, including book & magazine writers, editors, agents, marketing, sub-rights, publicity and sales people, booksellers, designers, librarians, and general book lovers.
[Link to Award Website]

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know - Children and Youth
From the Recommended Reading section of the New York Public Library website. [PDF by Title | PDF by Author)]
[Link to Award Website]

15 Influential Early Works of Apocalyptic Fiction - Apocalyptic Fiction
Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic literature involves any of the following: alien invasions, pandemics, severe natural disasters, the fall of civilization, the end of the world (“dying earth”) and massive wars. Most of the works on this list were influential to some degree, whether they influenced other authors or the wider genre in general. Some of these works can be found at online literature sites such as Project Gutenberg.
[Link to Award Website]

50 Multicultural Books Every Child should Read - Children and Youth
This list of must-have multicultural books was compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. List is divided into various age groups at NEA site.
[Link to Award Website]

Archeology - The featured Archeology books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Art - The featured Art books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Best Horror Fiction - Horror
The books that appear here were picked using a survey of the Horror Writers Association general membership in 1996, so many excellent books published more recently do not appear here, and some of those that do are now out of print. Most of the recognized classics of dark fiction do appear.
[Link to Award Website]

Best Mystery Novels of All Time - Mystery
List compiled by the Mystery Writers of America.

Best Westerns - Westerns
From the Western Writers of America, a panel of fifty-five individuals from twenty-two states and one Canadian province voted for the best work of the 20th century.

Biography - The featured Biography books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Biography or Autobiography (1986 - date) - Non-Fiction
For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author.
[Link to Award Website]

Biology - The featured Biology books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Black History Month - The featured Black History Month books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Business - The featured Business books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Caldecott Honor - Children and Youth
Noteworthy books identified during the process of selecting the Caldecott Medal winner. From the beginning of the awarding of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, committees could, and usually did, cite other books as worthy of attention. Such books were referred to as Newbery or Caldecott "runners-up." In 1971 the term "runners-up" was changed to "honor books."

Caldecott Honor Books by Year, 1938-2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Caldecott Medal - Children and Youth
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Caldecott Medal Books by Year, 1938-2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Career and College - The featured Career and College books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Carnegie Medal - Children and Youth
The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It was established by The Library Association in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA. His experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that "if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries."

Carnegie Medal Books by year, 1937-2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Chemistry - The featured Chemistry books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Computers - The featured Computers books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Constitution Day - The featured Constitution Day books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Coretta Scott King Book Award - Children and Youth
The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream. To encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts, including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African American authors and illustrators. Must be written for a youth audience.

Coretta Scott King Award Books by year, 1970-2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Cultural Studies - The featured Cultural Studies books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Education - The featured Education books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Extreme Classics: 100 Greatest Adventure Books - Adventure
Stories of real life adventure selected and ranked by the folks at National Geographic Adventure magazine.
[Link to Award Website]

Fiction (1965 - date) - General Fiction
For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.
[Link to Award Website]

Frequently Challenged Books of 90s - General Fiction
Between 1990 and 2000, 6,364 challenges were reported to or recorded by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. This list represents those titles most challenged over the time period. For more information on how the list was compiled and the reasons for the challenges, see the linked website.
[Link to Award Website]

General Non-Fiction (1986 - date) - Non-Fiction
For a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category.
[Link to Award Website]

Grand Canyon Reader Award - Picture Books - Children and Youth
The Grand Canyon Reader Award (formerly the Arizona Young Reader Award) is a reader award program for students in Arizona. Students vote annually on their favorite book in various categories.
[Link to Award Website]

Historical Fiction - Historical Fiction
This listing of Historical Fiction has been compiled to help students find fiction about historical events. The list is not a true 'awards list', vetted by an external agency. Rather, the list compiles books held at GCC libraries and identified in one of various guides to the genre historical fiction.

History - The featured History books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

History (1986 - date) - Non-Fiction
For a distinguished book upon the history of the United States.
[Link to Award Website]

Kate Greenaway Medal - Children and Youth
The Kate Greenaway Medal was established by The Library Association in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.

Kate Greenaway Medal Books by year, 1956-2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Literature - The featured Literature books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Math - The featured Math books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Maya Angelou - The featured Maya Angelou books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

National Book Award Fiction - General Fiction
The National Book Award was initiated in the 1950s and presented annually to American authors for literature published in the prior year. The purpose of the awards is "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
[Link to Award Website]

National Book Award Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction
The National Book Award was initiated in the 1950s and presented annually to American authors for literature published in the prior year. The purpose of the awards is "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
[Link to Award Website]

National Book Award Poetry - Poetry
The National Book Award was initiated in the 1950s and presented annually to American authors for literature published in the prior year. The purpose of the awards is "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
[Link to Award Website]

National Book Award Young People's Literature - Children and Youth
The National Book Award was initiated in the 1950s and presented annually to American authors for literature published in the prior year. The purpose of the awards is "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
[Link to Award Website]

Newbery Honor - Children and Youth
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is 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.

Newbery Honor Books by year, 1922-2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Newbery Medal - Children and Youth
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is 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.

Newbery Medal Books by year, 1922-2013

[Link to Award Website]

News/Media - The featured News/Media books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Nursing/Medicine - The featured Nursing/Medicine books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Nutrition/Fitness - The featured Nutrition/Fitness books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Performing Arts - The featured Performing Arts books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Philosophy - The featured Philosophy books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Pro/Con - The featured Pro/Con books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Psychology - The featured Psychology books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Pura Belpré Award - Children and Youth
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented 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. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA Affiliate.

Pura Belpré Award Books by year, 1996 - 2013 (PDF)

[Link to Award Website]

Religious Studies - The featured Religious Studies books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Safety - The featured Safety books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Science/Technology - The featured Science/Technology books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Sherman Alexie - The featured Sherman Alexie books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Short Novels - Short Novels
List of short novels from various web sources.

Sociology/Social Work - The featured Sociology/Social Work books on this page were selected by librarians to reveal some of the books we have in our collection for this subject area.

Tomás Rivera Book Award - Children and Youth
Texas State University College of Education developed the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomas Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University.
[Link to Award Website]

Top 100 Sci-Fi Books - Science Fiction
A statistical survey of sci-fi literary awards, noted critics and popular polls. To qualify a book has to be generally regarded as science fiction by credible sources and/or recognized as having historical significance to the development of the genre. For books that are part of a series (with some notable exceptions) only the first book in the series is listed.
[Link to Award Website]

War Novels - War Fiction
List of fiction books about war from various web sources.

World Cup Excitement - Non Fiction

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