Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

And the Other Award goes to…

In addition to the 15+ awards presented in my last post, YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association) also posted their 2009 Alex Awards.

The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in recommending adult books that appeal to teens. The award is named in honor of the late Margaret Alexander Edwards, fondly called “Alex” by her closest friends, a pioneer in providing library services to young adults, who worked at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. She used adult books extensively with young adults to broaden their experience and enrich their understanding of themselves and their world.


Those titles are can also be found behind the link.

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And the award goes to…

ALA recently released the winners of all the 2008 awards for teen and juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction materials.

I’m happy to say that Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book made it for the Newbery Award.

The rest of the awards and their winners are behind the link.

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