Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA names 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

The list of 78 titles, drawn from 131 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/best-fiction-young-adults.

HarperAudio wins 2018 Odyssey Award for 'The Hate U Give'

DENVER — HarperAudio, producer of the audiobook, “The Hate U Give,” has won the 2018 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb. 9–13, in Denver.

‘We Are Okay’ wins 2018 Printz Award

DENVER — “We Are Okay,” written by Nina LaCour, published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, has won the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today announced the winner during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb. 9–13, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

'Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers' wins 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

DENVER — “Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers” written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has been named the 2018 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was presented today by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb 9–13, in Denver, Colorado.

'The Hate U Give' wins 2018 William C. Morris Award

DENVER — “The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has been named the 2018 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. The award was presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb. 9–13, in Denver, Colorado.

Angela Johnson wins 2018 Edwards Award for Heaven, Looking for Red, The First Part Last, Sweet, Hereafter, Bird, and Toning the Sweep

DENVER —  Angela Johnson is the recipient of the 2018 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for Heaven, Looking for Red, The First Part Last, and Sweet, Hereafter published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Bird, published by Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, and Toning the Sweep, published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

YALSA announces 2018 Alex Awards

DENVER — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2018 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were announced today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held in Denver, Colorado, from Feb. 9 – 13, 2018.

The 2018 Alex Award winners are:

YALSA seeks new editor for research journal, JRLYA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a new member editor for its research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA).

Content experts sought for YALSA’s teen programming database

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking up to fifteen members to volunteer their time as teen programming Content Experts, especially those with expertise in STEAM, school libraries, ESL, community engagement, outcomes/evaluation, teen-led programming, and serving underserved youth, for its online database, Teen Programming HQ.

Brickey wins 2018 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Morgan Brickey, Community Outreach & Programing Librarian at the Arlington (Texas) Public Library the 2018 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.