Teens Read & Rate
The Georgia Peach Book Award works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens by highlighting the best current young adult literature. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of twenty nominated titles. Then, young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Book and Honor Books. Below you will find the winners and honor books for 2022-2023.
Teens vote for their favorite books out of the year's top 20 nominees at their high schools and local public libraries, fostering collaboration between school and public librarians. The award encourages high school students to recognize and read quality literature appropriate to their needs, interests, and reading levels, empowering teens to have a voice. It also honors outstanding works in young adult literature and recognizes YA authors.