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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cybils Awards Announced Today!

The Cybils Awards were announced today and, oh boy, did a lot of wonderful books get picked!

For the complete list, click here.

The awards I was most interested in were the JH and SH Nonfiction categories since I was a judge for the first round, and two of my favorites won. In fact, I was the one who nominated the JH Nonfiction title:

Junior High Non-Fiction

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam
by Elizabeth Partridge
Viking Books for Young Readers
Nominated by: Anne@HeadFullofBooks

Senior High Non-Fiction

I was also very invested in the poetry, graphic novels, and the YA fiction. I haven't read either of the fiction fictions but they are going on my reading list, for sure. The Graphic biography was my favorite YA book of 2018, so I am delighted that it was selected. The poetry winner, Long Way Down, was published at the end of 2017, making it qualified for this year's Cybils award but one not talked about much this year. It is a powerful story, told in verse, about gun violence.

Young Adult Fiction

by Courtney Summers
Wednesday Books
Nominated by: Samantha

Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Tess of the Road
by Rachel Hartman
Random House Books for Young Readers
Nominated by: Caitlin

Young Adult Graphic Novels

Hey, Kiddo
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Nominated by: Julie Williams


Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Nominated by: Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Check out the whole list and let me know what you think. Thank you to all the many, many judges for reading and evaluating books at all levels of children's lit.

1 comment:

  1. I am pleased that Long Way Down won for poetry; it's such a good book! I am also pleased with our graphic novel winners. You have made me want to read Boots on the Ground so that's going on the TBR list


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