Iowa Teen Award 

Purpose of the Iowa Teen Award

The Iowa Teen Award is unique in that it gives students an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for the yearly reading list.

Iowa Teen Award Books


Iowa Teen Award Nominees

Order Here by March 31, 2023

Orders received by March 31 will be guaranteed a poster with their order.


Iowa Teen Award BINGO - 22

2022-2023 Resources

Voting Information

Voting ENDS Friday, April 21, 2023!

Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at IASL Teacher Librarian Workshop Day in Ames!

Click above for book trailers - courtesy Michelle Morey

Bookmarks to print courtesy Deanne Drees

Voting Specifications

Nature of award: Engraved plaque

Frequency and/or number of awards given: 1 each year

Funding from sale of posters, bookmarks and label supplies for award books.

Voting Process for Selecting Winner

Voting Process

Process for notification 

Requirements of winners, if any, with details as to compliance follow-up procedures

Book Criteria

Process for Nominations

Previous Winners


Eileen Cook


Rachael Lippincott


Karen McManus


Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch


Kwame Alexander


Sarah Darer Littman


Donna Cooner


Rick Riordan

Previous Award Winning Books by Year, University of Northern Iowa Rod Library 

Contact Information

Iowa Teen Awards Committee 

Chelsea Sims, Co-Chair

Elizabeth Schau, Co-Chair

Committee is open to new members. Contact Sarah Staudt.

Awards Chair

The Awards Chair is a Board-level position, and oversees all the book and personal awards.