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Welcome to the 90th Annual California Book Awards, from the Commonwealth Club of California! We can't wait to read your responses.

Every year since 1913, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards have recognized the best books written by California authors. Many prominent writers have received this award, some of whom were famous at the time, and others who would become famous later in their careers.

2021 is the 90th anniversary of the California Book Awards. To celebrate, we would like to invite you to participate! Read one or more of the Young Adult Literature finalists. Respond to the prompts. Share your response on this website. And explore the site to see what other young people have to say.

And don't forget to join us on August 16th to watch the ceremony! Register here: https://commonwealthclub.secur...


This youth publishing site for the Young Adult Literature finalists of the Commonwealth Club's California Book Awards is part of the National Writing Project’s Writing Our Future initiative and created in partnership with The Commonwealth Book Club's Creating Citizens initiative.

Writing Our Future projects are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings. All projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people’s writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing.