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Monday, January 4, 2016

Cybils Finalists were announced this week

Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards

The Cybils (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) announced their finalists over the weekend. Check out the YA lists of the many categories. Links below.

Graphic Novels
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Graphic Novels (only the YA books on the list)
  • Nimona by Stevenson *
  • March, Book Two by Lewis
  • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Thrash
  • Lion of Rora by Gage
  • Ms. Marvel, Vol.1 by Wilson
  • Oyster War by Towle
Young Adult Fiction
  • All the Rage by Summers
  • Dumplin' by Murphy
  • Every Last Word by Stone
  • Everything, Everything by Yoon
  • How It Went Down by Magoon
  • Infandous by Arnold
  • The Truth Commission by Juby *
Young Adult Non-fiction
  • Bayard Rustin: the Invisible Activist by Houtan, Naegle, and Long
  • Courage and Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survival in WWII in Denmark by Hopkinson
  • Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World by Lowinger
  • I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Ganda
  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Sheinkin *
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege on Leningrad by Anderson *
  • Tommy: the Gun Which Changed America by Blumenthal
YA Speculative Fiction
  • An Inheritance of Ashes by Bobet
  • Bone Gap by Ruby *
  • Mortal Heart by LaFever
  • Shadowshaper by Older
  • Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by Tucholke
  • The Six by Alpert
  • The Walls Around Us by Suma

The underlined books are those which I've read.
The star* is my favorite in the group. The non-fiction category has a tie.

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