Young Adult Science Book Winners
This award is given to the book that in any given year best meets the following criteria:
The book has the ability to engage young adult readers in science.
The book is judged on its ability to engage the YA audience. Both young adult and adult titles may be considered.
The book encourages the discussion and understanding of scientific ideas.
The book contains no serious errors or deficiencies in explanations of science content or processes.
The book has a clear purpose and is well organized.
In accordance with Project 2061’s Habits of Mind benchmark, the book should enable high school readers to view science and technology thoughtfully, being neither categorically antagonistic nor uncritically positive.