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ALA Youth Media Awards 2020

The ALA YA Award Books winners were announced today and here they are. I am excited that I've already read some of them so I've made progress on my challenge. :-) And, I am excited about many of the winners.
  • Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year)--“Dig,” written by A.S. King
  • Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)--"Cursed" by Karol Ruth Silverstein 
  • Alex Awards (10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)--“A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World,” By C.A. Fletcher; “Do You Dream of Terra-Two?” By Temi Oh; “Dominicana,” By Angie Cruz, Published by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” By Maia Kobabe; “High School,” By Sara Quin and Tegan Quin; “In Waves,” By AJ Dungo, Published by Nobrow; “Middlegame,” By Seanan McGuire; “The Nickel Boys,” By Colson Whitehead; “Red, White & Royal Blue” By Casey McQuiston; “The Swallows,” By Lisa Lutz
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award (Author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)--Steve Sheinkin Most Dangerous
  • Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT)-- “The Black Flamingo,” written by Dean Atta
  • William C. Morris Awar(First YA novel by author)--The Field Guide to the North American Teenager written by Ben Philippe
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults--“Free Lunch,” written by Rex Ogle
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author)--“New Kid,” written by Jerry Craft
  • Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award (African American New Talent)--“Genesis Begins Again,” written by Alicia D. Williams
  • Pura Belpre (Latino Author)--“Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln,” by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael López
  • American Indian Youth LIterature Award (given in even years)--“Hearts Unbroken,” written by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee)

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