Teen ALA Awards

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There were some great choices made (I think!) at ALA this year. I was excited to see YA and graphic novels particularly well-represented in the youth awards ceremony. Here are the winners in the YA categories and YA picks in other categories:

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

2015 Winner

“When I Was the Greatest,” written by Jason Reynolds.

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

2015 Winner

“I’ll Give You the Sun,” written by Jandy Nelson.

Randolph Caldecott Medal

2015 Honor Book

“This One Summer,” illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki.

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

2015 Winner

The teen (ages 13-18) award winner is “Girls Like Us,” written by Gail Giles.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.

2015 Honor Book

“The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia,” written by Candace Fleming.

Stonewall Book Award

Stonewall Book Award is given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

2015 Honor Book

“Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out,” by Susan Kuklin.

“I’ll Give You the Sun,” written by Jandy Nelson.

William C. Morris Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

2015 Winner

“Gabi, a Girl in Pieces,” written by Isabel Quintero.
 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).

2015 Winner

“Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” written by Maya Van Wagenen.

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