YAVA 2019


IT'S TIME TO VOTE...for the 2019 Richmond Public Library Young Adult Virginia Authors Award!

From August 15 to September 15, readers are invited to vote for their favorite from the following books published by Virginia authors in 2018 for Middle and High School readers.

To vote for a book, complete the Richmond Public Library’s online ballot form or cast your vote at your neighborhood Richmond Public Library location.

The three books that receive the most popular votes will go to a panel of judges who will decide the final winner.  The winner will be honored at the YAVA Award celebration to be held at the Main Branch of Richmond Public Library on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm.

Criteria for Consideration

  • the author must reside in Virginia
  • the book must have been released during 2018
  • the book must have been written for readers in middle or high school
  • the main character must be at least 13 years of age
  • the book may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or graphic novel

For additional information, please call 804-646-4740 or email Jennifer.Deuell@richmondgov.com