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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sign up for the Challenge to read all the Youth Media Award YA books for 2016...UPDATED!!!!!

Read the 2016 ALA Award Winners Challenge -YA only Books

Join me in reading the YA Award Titles from the Youth Media ALA Awards. It is only eight to eleven 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. The AWARDS were announced on January 11th this year. 

1. Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year) 
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
2. Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13-B by Teresa Toten
3. Alex Awards -10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences (Pick one of ten)     
  • All Involved by Ryan Gattis; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Bones and All by Camille DeAnglelis; Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong; Girl at War by Sara Novic; Half the World by Joe Abercrombe; Humans of New York-Stories by Brandon Stanton; Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia; Undocumented: a Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padella Peralta; The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen
    4. Margaret A. Edwards Award (Read one book by the winning author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)
    • Name of author __David Levithan__________________ (Choose one of his books)
    • Title: ____(You fill the title you read of his books)_______________________________
    5. Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT) 
    • Porcupine the Truth by Bill Konigsberg (It tied with George by Alex Gino, which it is a Middle Grade book)
    6. William C. Morris Award (First YA novel by author)
    • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    7. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 
    • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
      8. Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author) (The winner is a children's book, so select one of the Honor Books)
      • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Keely; The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds; X: a Novel by Iliyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
      9. Pura Belpre (Latino Author) 
      • Enchanted Air by Margarite Engle
      *********Below the line are Youth Media Award Winners which are geared towards children or middle grade students. You may read them if you like, but they are not part of this challenge _______________________________________________________________________________________*10. *10. Odyssey Award (Best audiobook for Children or Teens) 
      • (The War that Saved Me by Bradley)
      *11. Batchelder Award (Translated into English) 

      • (The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna, translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick)

      *12. Newbery Medal (Best Children's Literature) 

      • (Last Stop by Market Street by Matt de la Pena)

      *13. Caldecott Medal (Best Illustrated Picture Book) 

      • (Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear illustrated by Sophie Blackall)

      *14. Sibert Informational Book Award (Best Information Book for Children)

      • (Funny Bones: Posada and his Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiah)
      *15. Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (Honoring an author or illustrated who has made a substantial contribution to children's literature) 

      • (Jerry Pinkney, illustrator. Read one book illustrated by him)

      If any of the awards for these categories go to Junior or Children's books those books will not be included for this Challenge. Last year, for example, only eight of the categories had YA books, so we only read eight books, not fifteen. Honor books will be listed if the award book is geared toward a younger audience but the honor book is for teens.

      If you REALLY want to challenge yourself, you can read some or all the honor books in each category, too. OR you could move down and include books for the Junior and Children's Award categories like the Newbery, Caldecott, Siebert, etc. But I draw the line at YA books. That is enough for me. For the full list of all winners and honor books go to the Youth Media Awards 2016 Page.

      Join me. Sign up by adding your name and an email or a hyperlink to your blog on the comment section. Then stay tuned and keep in touch. Let me know how you are doing. Happy reading. Just and paste this page to your blog! 

      Here is my progress page on this challenge: YMA Challenge


      1. Yes. I'm in. Love it.
        Wendy @ http://falconerslibrary.blogspot.com/

        1. Great. I will let you know when the books have been selected and you can start your reading! Thanks for joining in.

      2. This is such a cool idea! I am seriously considering doing it (and I haven't signed up for any challenges yet because I felt too weighed down by them this year). I went to ALA this summer and it was a great experience. Great idea!

        Cristina @Girl in the Pages

        1. I'll let you know the titles once they are announced and you can decide to join us or not at that time. I hope you decide to join, of course!

      3. This sounds like a really wonderful challenge! I love the idea. I haven't signed up for any challenges yet because I haven't found one that really speaks to me yet but this one sounds fantastic! Can't wait!
        Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

        1. Great. I will contact you when the award titles are announced. I have read so many YA books already I am hoping that some of them will be the honored books.

      4. Books we already read count, right? ;)

        1. You bet. I have read six of the books in the categories already, so I only have three to go!


      I look forward to your comments and interactions! Join in the conversation.