A. Read the 2012 ALA YA Book Award WinnersFor the full list go to the American Library Association. See the award winners below.
(List of books will be announced January 21, 2012 during the ALA Midwinter meeting. I will post a copy of the winners here at that time.)
B. Copy the list(s) below to your own blog, indicate which books you've read and post links to your reviews as you read them or one final summary at the end of the year.
C. Deadline: December 31, 2012.
D. Levels:Beginner---Read one book for each category= 10 booksLearner---Read more than one book in each category (the award book + at least one honor book)= 11-19Expert--- Read as many books as you can in each category= 20-?
YA Award Titles
1. Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
- The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
(Pick one book by this author)
- Susan Cooper
- Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak, translated from Dutch
- Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (or choose one of the honor books: Girl of Fire and Thorns; Paper Covers Rock; Under the Mesquite; Between Shades of Gray)
- The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, by Steve Sheinkin
- Rotters by Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne
- Under the Mesquite, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
- Big Girl Small, by Rachel DeWoskin;
- In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard
- The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
- The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, by Brooke Hauser
- The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
- Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
- Robopocalypse: A Novel, by Daniel H. Wilson
- Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
- The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures, by Caroline Preston
- The Talk-Funny Girl, by Roland Merullo