YAVA 2019

Read these YA books by Virginia Authors & Vote for your favorite! Voting begins August 15.

Voting begins August 15 and runs through September 15, 2019.  Readers are invited to vote for their favorite from the following books published by Virginia authors in 2018 for Middle and High School readers.

The three books that receive the most popular votes will go to a panel of three judges who will decide the final winner. The winning author will be recognized and receive a $1,000 cash prize at the YAVA Book and Author Celebration at Richmond Public Library on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 2-4 pm.

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