Hot News: ALA Youth Media Awards!

Finally...the wait is over!!!  The American Library Association announced their best selections in YA literature last night.  These prestigious awards guide many, many librarians/readers/teachers (myself included!) in selecting the best of the best to read and recommend :)
While you can read all the details at their website...I've listed below the categories of high interest to me.  Enjoy!!

Michael L. Printz Award...for excellence in literature written for young adults
2013 Printz Award winner 
"In Darkness" by Nick Lake

2013 Printz Award honor books:
“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger” by Terry Pratchett,
“The White Bicycle” by Beverley Brenna

William C. Morris Award... for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
2013 Morris Award winner
Seraphina” written by Rachel Hartman

2013 Morris Award finalists:
“Wonder Show” written by Hannah Barnaby
“Love and Other Perishable Items” written by Laura Buzo
“After the Snow” written by S. D. Crockett, 
"The Miseducation of Cameron Post” written by emily m. danforth

Alex Awards...for the 10 best adult books with appeal to teen audiences
Caring is Creepy” by David Zimmerman
Girlchild” by Tupelo Hassman
Juvenile in Justice” by Richard Ross
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
My Friend Dahmer” by Derf Backderf
One Shot at Forever” by Chris Ballard
Pure” by Julianna Baggott
The Round House” by Louise Erdrich
Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple

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