Major congratulations to all of the fine authors and illustrators who were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!
Here's a run down of the Macmillan winners:
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving home to find yourself
MARKED by P.C. & Kristin Cast
BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter
Gowns, Greasepaint, and Guitars: Not the same old song and dance
WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE by Caridad Ferrer
Selected books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers (TOP TEN)
THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda
BAD BOY by Dream Jordan
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin
TRINITY: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Courtney Summers' apocalyptic emotional thriller, THIS IS NOT A TEST—which you may recognize as one of the inaugural recommendations on our new SF/F blog, Uncharted Pages—has been officially nominated for YALSA’s 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List! We wholeheartedly approve!
Four other Griffin titles were previously nominated: THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda, BAD BOY by Dream Jordan, GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan, and I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin.
Again YALSA says, "The Quick Picks list [...] suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read."Read more
Happy Monday, librarians!
- Congratulations to Deborah Baker-Receniello of the Oakville Timberland Library who won our Jackie Collins "Pink" Collection giveaway. Enjoy!
- Register now for Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz. I'll be telling you all about some of our hottest upcoming titles! Details here.
- A reminder to those librarians who didn't make it to PLA this year: Talia's book buzz slides are hosted here on the blog (link).
- And finally check this questionably bada** "library rap" brought to you by MC Poindexter and The Study Crew, the SciFi channel, and Sliders.Read more
I am pleased to announce that the following 2 titles received the 2011 Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association:
Courtney Summers' Some Girls Are made the 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers TOP TEN list and the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.