Monday, January 13, 2014

YALSA Awards for Young Adult: 2013


Here are some of the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) book awards honoring young adult writers in 2013. Among its missions, YALSA strives to evaluate material of interest to teens (12-18) and to expand the library's outreach. Additional awards and book summaries can be found at their website. Check it out! 



Morris Award (honors best YA Debut Books)

Winner:
--Seraphina  by Rachel Hartman (Random House for Young Readers, 2012)

Finalists:
--Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2013)
--Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (Ember, 2013) 
--After the Snow by S. D. Crockett (Feiwel & Friends, 2012)
--The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (Balzer + Bray, reprint 2013)


Michael L. Printz Award (honors literary excellence in YA)

Winner:
--In Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers, 2012)

Honor Books:
--Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire S√°enz (Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2012)
--Code Name Verity  by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion, reprint 2013)
--Dodger  by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins Children’s Books, reprint 2013)
--The White Bicycle  by Beverley Brenna (Red Deer Press, 2012)


Nonfiction Awards (honors best YA nonfiction) 


Winner:
--Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point, 2012)

Finalists:
--Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, a biography by Karen Blumenthal (Square Fish, 2012) 
--Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great ---Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)
--Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic Press, 2012)
--We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson (Peachtree Publishers, 2012)

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