Look for the New Award Winners

The American Library Association announced their award winners on January 10, but it has taken me a while to compile a list for you.  So, it's a few weeks late, but well worth the reading!  I put a star by all the books Sellers owns, but remember that you can request any book from any library.

The main award for teen fiction is called the Printz Award.  It's like the Caldecott or the Newbery, but for teens rather than children.  I'm really excited about the winner, Ship Breaker, because it's a dystopian fantasy!  Here's the 2011 Printz lineup:

  • *Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Printz Award; dystopian fantasy; summary)
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher (Printz Honor; realistic fiction; summary)
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King (Printz Honor; magical realism; summary)
  • *Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick (Printz Honor; historical mystery; summary)
  • *Nothing by Janne Teller (Printz Honor; realistic fiction; summary)
Here is some other award-winning fiction that you might want to look for:
  • *Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Newbery Medal; historical fiction; summary)
  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (Newbery Honor; historical fiction; summary)
  • *Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers (Coretta Scott King Honor; realistic fiction; summary)
  • Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Coretta Scott King Honor; magical realism; summary)
  • Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri (Coretta Scott King Honor; realistic fiction; summary)

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