Past Winners


Congratulations to our 2018 YAVA award winner – Christina June!

Christina June’s book, It Started with Goodbye, is a modern day Cinderella story for today’s teens. Confined to her house for the summer after being unfairly implicated in one of her best friend’s ideas gone awry, 16-year-old Tatum launches a graphic design business and falls for a cello-playing client who lives in Ireland.

View 2018 Yava Page


2017:  Lisa Maxwell for Unhooked


2016:  Kat Spears for Breakaway


Gigi Amateau for Come August, Come Freedom