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Monday, February 2, 2015

Challenge: Read all the Youth Media Award YA books

Read the 2015 ALA Award Winners Challenge

Join me in reading the YA Award Titles from the Youth Media ALA Awards. It is only eight books and you will be reading the best of the best. Just sign up by adding your name to the comment section and have fun reading.

1. Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year) 
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 
2. Schneider Family Book Award (Living with a disability)
  • Girls Like Us by Gail Giles 
3. Alex Awards -10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences (Pick one of ten)     

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr;  
  • Bellwether Rhapsody by Kate Racculia; 
  • Bingo's Run by James A. Levine;  
  • Confessions  by Kanae Minato; 
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng; 
  • Lock In by John Scalzi; 
  • The Martian by Andy Weir; 
  • The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim; 
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryt; 
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle)

    4. Margaret A. Edwards Award (Read one book by the winning author)
    • Sharon Draper (Choose one of her books)
    • Title: ___________________________________
    5. Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT) Select one of the honor book since the award book is a children's book
    • Honor: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 
    • Honor: Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin 
    6. William C. Morris Award (First novel by author)
    • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero 
    7. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 
    • Popular: Vintage Wisdom by Maya Van Wagenen
      8. Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author)
      • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 
      This year three award categories did not have YA titles: Odyssey Awards (audiobooks); Pura Belpre (Latino author); The Batchelder Award (translated into English)

      Join me. Sign up by adding your name on the comment section. Then stay tuned and keep in touch. Let me know how you are doing. Happy reading.

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