Printz Award: Excellence in literature for young adults:
Every year YALSA publishes a list of books that were marketed to adults but have teen appeal. So, if you want to wander into the adult world of reading here are a few titles start with.
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Review by Phil, Librarian, Cloverdale Branch
In an earlier post, we shared information about the 2011 Youth Media Awards, which were announced last week— these are the winners of the prestigious awards for children's and teen's literature published in the past year.
This post, highlighting the Sibert Award, is for all you nonfiction lovers out there!
The 2011 Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday, January 10th -- these are the winners of the prestigious awards for children's and teen's literature published in the past year.
I plan to highlight each of the teen awards over the next week, but the first one is the Printz Award.
The "Teens' Top Ten" is a list of each year's very best books, chosen by TEENS LIKE YOU. Members of teen book groups around the country nominate their favorite books, and then teens everywhere vote on their favorite ones (did you vote?!). This year, the voting occurred between August 23 and September 17; the winners were announced TODAY, to kick off Teen Read Week.
And the winners are:
The Michael L. Printz Award is given to one book in the past year that "that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature". This year the award goes to...
Going Bovine by Libba Bray!
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) announced five titles for the 2010 Morris Award. The Morris Award is a new one, honoring a first time author who did an excellent job capturing authentic voices for their characters. The winners will be announced on Monday, Jan.