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Saturday, February 10, 2018

My Youth Media Awards 2018

Monday the real YMAs will be announced. Here are the YA books I hope will win:

1. Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year) 
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
2. Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Anxiety and OCD)
3. Alex Awards -Best adult books that appeal to teen audiences   
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
    4. Margaret A. Edwards Award (An author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)
    • Name of author _____?_______________ 

    5. Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT) 
    • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
    6. William C. Morris Award (First YA novel by author)
    • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    7. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 
    • Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
      8. Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author) 
      • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
      9. Pura Belpre (Latino Author) 
      • Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork
      10Odyssey Award (Audio Book)
      • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Thom Rivera
      Now we wait and see what the Real Committees select. Since I am now retired I didn't read as many potential winners this year as in years past so I very well may have missed some of the best.  Results available Monday, Feb. 12th.


      1. So many of the books on your list are my favorites! I can't wait to see who they pick on Monday

      2. I liked #3, but I don't see it attracting too many teens.

        1. The Alex Awards go to adult books which have crossover appeal to teens. The list is ten books long and usually has a few nonfiction titles. That is why I included it. I think the mystery part is pretty exciting and would attract certain teen readers.

      3. I like your list....especially since I've read most of them!

      4. The Hate U Give better win those two awards!


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