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Youth Media Awards (from the ALA) 2021

The ALA YA Award Books winners were announced today and here they are. This year I haven't read most of them so I am excited to get to read them over the coming year. 

  • Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year)--Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri
  • Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)--This Is My Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio
  • Alex Awards (10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)--Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice - Crossing Antarctica Alone by Colin O’Brady, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf, The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony, The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth, Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi, Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh, We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel,” by Quan Barry
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award (Author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)--Kekla Magoon (I read X)
  • Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT)-- We Are Little Feminists: Families written by Archaa Shrivastav
  • William C. Morris Awar(First YA novel by author)--If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults--The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh written by Candace Fleming
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author)--Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award (African American New Talent)--Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  • Pura Belpré (Latino Author)--Furia by Yamile Saed Mendéz
  • Asian / Pacific American Award--This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda

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