Great writing sparks passionate responses.
We invite you to share yours.
The Young Adult Literature Finalists have been announced for the 90th California Book Awards. The Selection Committee has made their choices—now we want to know
what you think!
To celebrate 90 years of promoting California's writers, the Commonwealth Club is inviting readers, 13+, to respond to the finalists for Young Adult Literature in the 2021 Book Awards. To participate, check out the previews of each of the finalists and select one or more to read. Then read, think, discuss with your friends — whatever you want. (After all, it's summertime.)
Check out the information below about how you can publish your response to the book on this website. We have some ideas to get you started here on the site. Your response might be selected to be shared at the Awards Ceremony, August 16.
Review the Guidelines
Before you get started, you may want to review the guidelines of this project.Review Guidelines
You and your students are invited to add your stories to the conversation. Register to get accounts for your school or learning space.Register Now
We've put together some prompts to get you started.See Prompts