Awards (Books & Media)

Support for school libraries, Youth Media Awards, growth of technology in libraries hot topics at Midwinter Meeting

DALLAS—The challenges to school libraries and all library budgets were popular topics at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting.  Attendees were encouraged to support the efforts of Carl Harvey, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), who has launched a petition to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program by providing dedicated funding as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The petition, locate

YALSA names 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 56 titles, drawn from 78 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.

YALSA names 2012 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases and presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/audiobooks.

2012 Stonewall Book Awards announced

DALLAS – The 2012 Stonewall Book Awards were announced today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

Sneve, Guest and Fortunate Eagle win American Indian Youth Literature Awards

DALLAS – The American Indian Library Association has selected "“The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” (2011), written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier; “Free Throw” (2011) and “Triple Threat” (2011), both written by Jacqueline Guest ;  and “Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School” (2010), written by Adam Fortunate Eagle, as recipients of the fourth

2012 Over the Rainbow list recognizes 74 quality LGBT fiction and nonfiction titles

DALLAS – The 2012 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

2012 Amelia Bloomer List celebrates feminist perspective in books for young readers

DALLAS – The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, held Jan. 20-23, 2012.

Waldman, Chang, Shang, Thompson and Young win 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

DALLAS – The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) has selected “The Submission,” written by Amy Waldman; “The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking,” written by Ying-Ying Chang; “The Great Wall of Lucy Wu,” written by Wendy Wan-Long Shang; “Orchards,” written by Holly Thompson; and “The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China,” written by Ed Young as recipients for its 2012 Asian/Pacific American Awa

'Where Things Come Back' wins 2012 William C. Morris Award

DALLAS –“Where Things Come Back,” written byJohn Corey Whaley and published by Antheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has been named the 2012 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 held Jan.20 – 24 in Dallas.

'The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism &Treachery' wins 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

DALLAS –“The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery,”written bySteve Sheinkin and published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has been named the 2012 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults,  the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens.