Lesser Known Book Awards

Everyone knows the Newbery and the Caldecott, but the American Library Association gives out many more awards.  Here are books that won some less famous awards for 2010.  I put a star by the ones we have at Sellers, but you can get any book from any library anytime!  Check something out!

The Schneider Family Book Award is given for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
  • *After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick (middle school winner; realistic fiction; summary)
  • Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (high school winner; realistic fiction; summary)

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given for an outstanding children’s book translated from a language other than English and published in the United States.
  • A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux (historical fiction; summary)
  • *Departure Time by Truus Matti (magical realism; summary)
  • *Nothing by Janne Teller (realistic fiction; summary)
The Stonewall Book Awards are given award is given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experience.
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (Stonewall Award; realistic fiction; summary)
  • *will grayson, will grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Stonewall Honor; realistic fiction; summary)
  • Love Drugged by James Klise (Stonewall Honor; realistic fiction; summary)
  • Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills Hurwin (Stonewall Honor; realistic fiction; summary)

The William C. Morris Award is given for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.
  • The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston (Morris Award; realistic fiction; summary)
  • Hush by Eishes Chayil (Morris Finalist; realistic fiction; summary)
  • *Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (Morris Finalist; supernatural fiction; summary)
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (Morris Finalist; supernatural fiction; summary)
  • Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber (Morris Finalist; historical fiction; summary)

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