The Thumbs Up! Award is given annually by the Teen Services Division of the Michigan Library Association to an author for an outstanding contribution to teen literature having both literary quality and teen appeal.

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The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Susin Nielsen

2013 Winner
TEEN NIELSEN-FERNLUND


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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

2012 Winner
TEEN GREEN


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Sorta Like a Rock Star
Matthew Quick

2011 Winner
TEEN QUICK


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Hate List
Jennifer Brown

2010 Winner
TEEN BROWN


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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

2009 Winner
SF TEEN COLLINS


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Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
Robin Brande

2008 Winner
TEEN BRANDE


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Rash
Pete Hautman

2007 Winner
TEEN HAUTMAN


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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
David Lubar

2006 Winner
TEEN LUBAR


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Airborn
Kenneth Oppel

2005 Winner
SF TEEN OPPEL


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Pirates!
Celia Rees

2004 Winner
HIST TEEN REES


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America
E. R. Frank

2003 Winner
TEEN FRANK


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You Don't Know Me
David Klass

2002 Winner
TEEN KLASS


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Hope Was Here
Joan Bauer

2001 Winner
TEEN BAUER


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Hard Love
Ellen Wittlinger

2000 Winner
TEEN WITTLINGER


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A Door Near Here
Heather Quarles

1999 Winner
TEEN QUARLES


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Doing Time
Rob Thomas

1998 Winner
TEEN THOMAS


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Mr. Was
Pete Hautman

1997 Winner
TEEN HAUTMAN


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The Only Alien on the Planet
Kristen D. Randle

1996 Winner
TEEN RANDLE


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The Ramsay Scallop
Frances Temple

1995 Winner
TEEN TEMPLE


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Make Lemonade
Virginia Euwer Wolff

1994 Winner
TEEN WOLFF


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Somewhere In The Darkness
Walter Dean Myers

1993 Winner
TEEN MYERS


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Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories
Chris Crutcher

1992 Winner
TEEN CRUTCHER


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The Road to Memphis
Mildred D. Taylor

1991 Winner
TEEN TAYLOR


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