Young Adult Award Winners for 2018

Every year the American Library Association gives awards to the best fiction, nonfiction, and audio books for children’s and young adult literature. It’s always an exciting time for us at the library. This year they picked some wonderful books, and the best part is, you can check them out at the library today! 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: 

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers,” written by Deborah Heiligman,

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
“The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas,

Stonewall Book Award–Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:
 “Little & Lion,” written by Brandy Colbert

The 57 Bus,” written by Dashka  

Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States:
The Hate U Give,” produced by HarperAudio, is the 2018 Odyssey Award winner. The book is written by Angie Thomas and narrated by Bahni Turpin.

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
The 2018 winner is Angela Johnson. Her books include “Heaven,” “Looking for Red,” “The First Part Last” and “Sweet, Hereafter,” “Bird,” “Toning the Sweep,”

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“We Are Okay,” written by Nina LaCour, is the 2018 Printz Award winner. (On Order)

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
“All Systems Red,” by Martha Wells,

The Clockwork Dynasty,” by Daniel H. Wilson,

Down Among the Sticks and Bones,” by Seanan McGuire,

“Electric Arches,” by Eve L. Ewing,

“A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea,” by Melissa Fleming,

“Malagash,” by Joey Comeau, “Roughneck,” by Jeff Lemire

She Rides Shotgun,” by Jordan Harper

 “Things We Have in Common,” by Tasha Kavanagh

 “An Unkindness of Magicians,” by Kat Howard

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