Tag Archives: YALSA

Going Bovine Wins the Printz
January 27, 2010 posted by Nikki

Going Bovine Wins the Printz

Last week, Libba Bray was awarded the Michael L. Printz award for outstanding novel, Going Bovine.

The Michael. L Printz award is an annual award that exemplifies excellence in Young Adult Literature. The national award is sponsored by Booklist and administered by YALSA.

Congratulations Libba!

January 29, 2009 posted by Nikki

ALA Top Ten for 09

Here they are:

  • It’s Complicated: The American Teenager – Robin Bowman
  • Waiting for Normal – Leslie Connor
  • Mexican Whiteboy – Matt de la Penna
  • Boy Child – Siobhan Dowd
  • The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  • Ten Cents a Dance – Christine Fletcher
  • Baby – Joseph Monninger
  • Nation – Terry Pratchett
  • Skim – Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • The Brothers Torres – Coert Vorrhees

For more information click here

November 27, 2008 posted by Nikki

YALSA 2008 Top Ten

YALSA has released their 2008 list of the top ten young adult reads. The winners are:

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

2. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier – Ishamael Beah

3. Before I Die – Jenny Downham

4. Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath – Stephanie Hemphill

5. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones

6. Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

7. Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion and Betrayal – Mal Peet

8. American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks and the Legend of the Iron Crotch: An Oddessey in New China – Matthew Polly

9. The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel – Brian Selznick

10. The Arrival – Shaun Tan