Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LIBRARY AWARDS SEASON - TEEN BOOKS

ALA YOUTH MEDIA AWARD WINNERS & HONOREES 



GAHHHH. It's that time of year! Just like film, library award season is upon us! Yesterday, the following awards relating to the teen and young adult world we announced: the Coretta Scott King Book Award, William C. Morris Award, Michael L. Printz Award, Stonewall Book Award, and the Alex Award. Below, you will find the winners and the honorees for each award along with a link to each in Minuteman catalog! If you're curious about the winners and honored books from previous years, please click HERE to look at Minuteman's listing of all awards. If you'd like to know more about the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards, please click HERE for this year's press release.

Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing African American authors and illustrators of
outstanding books for children and young adults.

WINNER  
Piecing Me Together by RenĂ©e Watson

Honors 
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author for teens. 

WINNER
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Honors
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Devils Within by S.F. Henson
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman 

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.  

WINNER
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Honors  
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 

Stonewall Book Award for children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

WINNERS 
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
The 57 Bus by Daska Slater

Honors
As The Crow Flies written and illustrated by Melanie Gillman

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
Malagash by Joey Comeau
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh

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