Congrats to this year's Youth Media Award winners! Here's a select few to start the celebration. Yay for Tamora, who is in our own rgz Circle of Stars. See the whole awards list here.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
"In Darkness," written by Nick Lake , is the 2013 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers.
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz , published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division; "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein , published by Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group; "Dodger" byTerry Pratchett , published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers; "The White Bicycle" by Beverley Brenna , published by Red Deer Press .
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
"Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon," written by Steve Sheinkin , is the 2013 Excellence winner. The book is published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
Four other books were finalists for the award: " Steve Jobs : The Man Who Thought Different," written by Karen Blumenthal , published by Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; "Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95," written by Phillip Hoose , published by Farrar Straus Giroux , an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; "Titanic: Voices from the Disaster," written by Deborah Hopkinson , published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic; and "We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March," written by Cynthia Levinson , published by Peachtree Publishers.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults: Tamora Pierce is the 2013 Edwards Award winner. Pierce was born in rural Western Pennsylvania in 1954. She knew from a young age she liked stories and writing, and in 1983, she published her first book, Song of the Lioness. She continues to write and even record her own audiobooks. She currently lives with her husband (spouse-creature) and a myriad of animals in Syracuse, New York.
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