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'Most Dangerous' wins 2016 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

BOSTON – “Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War” written by Steve Sheinkin, and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group, has been named the 2016 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 Jan.8-12, in Boston.

'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda' wins 2016 William C. Morris Award

BOSTON – “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” written by Becky Albertalli, and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has been named the 2016 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.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 Jan. 8-12 in Boston.

David Levithan wins 2016 Edwards Award for 'The Realm of Possibility,' 'Boy Meets Boy,' 'Love is the Higher Law,' 'How They Met, and Other Stories,' 'Wide Awake,' and 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'

CHICAGO – David Levithan is the recipient of the 2016 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “The Realm of Possibility”, “Boy Meets Boy”, “Love is the Higher Law”, “How They Met, and Other Stories”, “Wide Awake”, and “Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.”  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the award today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 8-12, in Boston.

Rita Williams-Garcia, Bryan Collier win 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

BOSTON– Rita Williams-Garcia, author of “Gone Crazy in Alabama,” and Bryan Collier, illustrator of “Trombone Shorty,” are the winners of the 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Ronald L. Smith, author of “Hoodoo,” is the winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Author Award for New Talent, and Ekua Holmes, illustrator of “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement,” is the winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Illustrator Award for New Talent.

Jerry Pinkney 2016 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

BOSTON – Jerry Pinkney is the recipient of the 2016 Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 8-12, in Boston.

'George' and 'The Porcupine of Truth' win 2016 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

BOSTON – “George” by Alex Gino (Oakland, CA), published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.; and “The Porcupine of Truth” by Bill Konigsberg (Chandler, AZ), published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., are the 2016 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards—Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.

2016 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

BOSTON – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8 - 12.

YALSA announces 2016 Alex Awards

BOSTON – 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 2016 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were announced today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8-12.

The 2016 Alex Award winners are:

'The Sympathizer,' 'Hold Still,' receive 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

BOSTON —The American Library Association selects “The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, published by Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, as the winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs,” by Sally Mann, published by Little, Brown, and Company, Hachette Book Group, as the winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Harvard’s Jonathan Zittrain to lead panel on creativity, innovation and transformation at Midwinter Meeting

BOSTON – Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder, director, and faculty chair, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, will be a featured speaker, along with American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman and other ALA leadership, in a discussion on how library professionals can further emphasize the critical value of libraries to decision-makers and influencers. 

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