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YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists
Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Learn more about YALSA's Book and Media Lists, including Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Fabulous Films for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Readers' Choice, and the Teens' Top Ten. Teen Book Finder App Best of the Best

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Awards for Children's and YA Literature By State Links to U.S. Readers'-Choice & Other-Criteria Awards, by state CYALR is honored to host this list with permission. The links to sites about children's literature awards by states were originally compiled by Melissa Depper of Colorado's Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Committee in January 2000 for PUBYAC, a discussion list for Children's and Young Adult Librarians in Public Libraries. It was not intended to be comprehensive. What's New in YA - The Official YABC Blog Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases! Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Spanish-Language Literature Resources Compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center Updated: December, 2013 This listing of resources about Spanish-language books for children and teens has been developed in response to the need for Spanish-language materials in schools and libraries. The listing includes the following: Sources for Spanish-Language Book Recommendations and Suggestions Sources for Recommended Books with Latino cultural content Distributors of Spanish-language books for children and teens This list is a work-in-progress.

75 Of The Coolest Librarians To Follow On Twitter Librarians have gotten a bad rap in the past, represented as bookwormish and ‘uncool’. But the fact is that today, librarians are really beginning to build up a name for themselves with their deep knowledge base and their access to huge stores of information. And social media has made it easier than ever to connect with librarians that are far beyond the norm. Twitter, for example, has offered librarians the chance to connect with millions of other people and today there are many librarians who have large followings on Twitter thanks to their informative and entertaining posts, their willingness to share knowledge, and their ability to interact with others.

Pura Belpré Award - "The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children." The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. 2015 Author Award Winner

Spelled by Betsy Schow Book Reviews Like many princesses she knows, Dorothea is cursed. A wicked witch put a spell on one of her ancestors that she would burn the entire world, but she messed up and it skipped a generation, or many. Without knowing WHICH princess was a dangerous to the world as they knew it, all the women in Dorothea's line have been forced to stay within the castle walls. As if that isn't bad enough, Dorothea must endure a long line of suitors hoping to gain her hand, and control of the kingdom. When her insurmountable mother finally settles things by choosing a husband for her, Dorothea wishes that everything could be different - until it is.

2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens The list of 79 titles, drawn from 108 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. In addition, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee created a Top Ten list of titles that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences, denoted by an asterisk. Dia de los Libros A list of awards and grants that might be of interest to those who celebrate Día in their library and community is compiled below. Américas Award –The Consortium of Latin American Studies founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles. Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Día grant – The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature awards an annual grant to a library whose Día program has an African American Focus. The grant award amount is $500 in selected multicultural children's books for the awarded library.

The Ubiquitous Librarian June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm By Brian Mathews June 8, 2015, 1:55 pm ALSC Book & Media Awards: "The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children." 2015 Book and Media Awards Watch the 2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet Photos from the 2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet Award Acceptance Speeches 2015 ALSC Award Winners List

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