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Listening Library wins 2016 Odyssey Award for ‘The War that Saved My Life’

BOSTON – Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, producer of the audiobook “The War that Saved My Life,” has won the 2016 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 8 – 12 in Boston.

'Bone Gap' wins 2016 Printz Award

BOSTON – “Bone Gap” written by Laura Ruby published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has won the 2016 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 Jan. 8-12, in Boston.

Told from alternating viewpoints, “Bone Gap” perfectly melds elements of fairy tales, myths, gothic romance and magic realism into the story of Finn, who lives in a town with gaps in the very fabric of time and place.

'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been named the 2016 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.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:

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