Youth Media Awards 2016: Teen Books

Books published for teens in 2015 have been read, nominated, and voted upon by the American Library Association. See the winners below, and put a copy on hold at Heights Libraries today!

 

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

bone gap

 

 

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

 

Honors: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez, and The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick.

 

 

 

 

 

The William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

simon

 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

Finalists: Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas, Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes, and The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore.

 

 

 

 

The Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

 

 

 

Ages 13-18: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

porcupine

 

 

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

 

Honor: Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak

 

 

 

 

 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: 

most dangerous

 

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

 

Finalists: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle, First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson, and This Strange Wilderness:  The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain.

 

 

The Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

all involved

 

 

All Involved by Ryan Gattis

 

 

 

 

between the world and me

 

 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

 

 

 

bones & all

 

 

Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

 

 

 

 

futuristic violence

 

 

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong

 

 

 

 

girl at war

 

 

Girl at War by Sara Novic

 

 

 

 

half-the-world

 

 

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

 

 

 

 

 

humans

 

 

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

 

 

 

sacred

 

 

Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia

 

 

 

 

 

undocumented

 

 

Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

 

 

 

unraveling

 

 

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

 

 

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