Alex Awards are given by the ALA to 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. At the YALSA Awards earlier this week, Alex Awards went to:
- The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
- The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
- In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford
- Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart
- Arena by Holly Jennings
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
- Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North
- Die Young with Me: A Memoir by Rob Rufus
- The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Matt Simon
- The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
For more on the Alex Awards, go here.
||The prestigious YALSA Awards were handed out this week. The biggest prize of note for high school libraries is the Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults. The 2017 Printz Award has been awarded to March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
Printz Honor prizes were awarded to:
- Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
- The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
- The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Link here for more on tbe Printz Award, and other YALSA Awards.
Author Katherine Paterson was born on this day in 1932. She is the author of two Newberry Medal winning novels, Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. She has also written many other fine novels for children and young adults.