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Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

See the full Alex Award list here.

2016 YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Finalist
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

See the full BFYA list here.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List, Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word category
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn (a Top 10 pick)

See the full PPYA list here.

2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
HAVEN’T YOU HEARD, I’M SAKAMOTO, VOL. 1 by Nami Sano
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full GGNT list here.

2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)

See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.

2016 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
HEADSCARVES & HYMENS by Mona Eltahawy

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2016 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full Rainbow list here.

The ALA’s Reference and User Services Division (RUSA) has announced their 2016 Notable Books, Reading, and Listening Lists:

RUSA’s 2016 Notable Books List

Notable Fiction: THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
Notable Nonfiction: GIVE US THE BALLOT by Ari Berman

See the full Notable Books List here.

RUSA’s 2016 Reading List
The Reading List is an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers selected by RUSA’s Reading List Council. All titles are short list selections:

Adrenaline: THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
Fantasy: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
Historical Fiction: THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
Mystery: LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller & LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton
Science Fiction: FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong

See the full Reading List here.

RUSA’s 2016 Listen List (Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners):
ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer

See the full Listen List here.

David Levithan (YOU KNOW ME WELL) won the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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