Each year at the Midwinter Meeting, YALSA gives out six literary awards at the Youth Media Awards:
- the Alex Awards (for 10 adult books with teen appeal)
- the Margaret A. Edwards Award (to an author for specific works for significant contribution to young adult literature)
- the William C. Morris Award (for best book by a first-time author writing for teens)
- the Excellence in Nonfiction Award (for the best nonfiction written for young adults)
- the Odyssey Award (for best audiobook for children and teens, co-administered with ALSC)
- and the Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in young adult literature).
The 2010 winners are as follows. To learn more about each of the winners, visit
YALSA's Booklists and Awards. To see the full list of the 2010 Youth Media Awards winners, please visit the
Youth Media Awards Press Kit. To see ALSC's literary award winners, visit the
ALSC website. To see the Coretta Scott King Book Awards winners, please visit the
CSK website. To see the Schneider Family Book Awards, visit the
Alex AwardsThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins (9780061730320)
The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff, published by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (9780670020997)
Everything Matters! by Ron Currie, Jr., published by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (9780670020928)
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel, published by Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux (9780374165734)
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir by Diana Welch and Liz Welch with Amanda Welch and Dan Welch, published by Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House (9780307396044)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman, published by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (9780670020553)
My Abandonment by Peter Rock, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (9780151014149)
Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger, published by Orbit, an imprint of Hachette Book Group (9780316056632)
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small, published by W.W. Norton & Company (978039306857)
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson, published by Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins (9780061579028)
Margaret A. Edwards Award
Jim Murphy for
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, Clarion Books;
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America, Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic;
The Great Fire, Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic;
The Long Road to Gettysburg, Clarion Books; and
A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy, Clarion Books.
William C. Morris Award
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan, published by Houghton Mifflin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Finalists: Ash by Malinda Lo, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; The Everafter by Amy Huntley, Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and hold still by Nina LaCour, published by Dutton Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, a division of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Finalists: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press; Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming, published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House; and Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker, published by Carolrhoda/Lerner.
Odyssey AwardWinner: Live Oak Media, producer of Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken, written by Kate DiCamillo and narrated by Barbara Rosenblate
Honor recordings: Listen and Live Audio, producer of In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber, written by L.A. Meyer and narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Brilliance Audio, producer of Peace, Locomotion, written by Jacqueline Woodson and narrated by Dion Graham; and Brilliance Audio, producer of We Are the Ship, written by Kadir Nelson and narrated by Dion Graham.
Michael L. Printz Award
Going Bovine by Libba Bray, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House
Honor books: Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; Punkzilla by Adam Rapp, published by Candlewick Press; Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes, published by Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Reader’s Group.