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.
The 2009 Alex Award winners are:
- “City of Thieves,” by David Benioff, published by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (9780670018703)
- “The Dragons of Babel,” by Michael Swanwick, a Tor Book published by Tom Doherty Associates (9780765319500)
- “Finding Nouf,” by Zoë Ferraris published by Houghton Mifflin Company (9780618873883)
- “The Good Thief,” by Hannah Tinti, published by Dial Press, a division of Random House (9780385337458)
- “Just After Sunset: Stories,” by Stephen King, published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster (9781416584087)
- “Mudbound,” by Hillary Jordan, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (9781565125698)
- “Over and Under,” by Todd Tucker, published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press (9780312379902)
- “The Oxford Project,” by Stephen G. Bloom, photographed by Peter Feldstein, published by Welcome Books (9781599620480)
- “Sharp Teeth,” by Toby Barlow, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins (9780061430220)
- “Three Girls and Their Brother,” by Theresa Rebeck, published by Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House (9780307394149)