Attend YALSA’s 2020 Alex Awards virtual celebration
For Immediate Release
Program Officer for Events and Conferences
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will celebrate its 2020 Alex Awards winners via a free virtual celebration on June 11 at 3:30 pm EST. Previously, the ceremony was scheduled to be held at the canceled 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have a unique appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002. The Margaret A. Edwards Trust sponsors the award.
The virtual event is free and will feature a Q&A session with the winning authors. The full event will last approximately 75 minutes. Participation is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Participating authors include:
- Angie Cruz, Dominicana, published by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.
- AJ Dungo, In Waves, published by Nobrow.
- C. A. Fletcher, A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, published by Orbit, a division of Hachette Group.
- Maia Kobabe, Gender Queer: A Memoir, published by Lion Forge, an imprint of Oni Press.
- Seanan McGuire, Middlegame, published by Tor.com Publishing, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a division of Macmillan.
- Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, a division of St. Martin’s Publishing Group, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.
- Temi Oh, Do You Dream of Terra-Two?, published by Saga Press/Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Inc.
- Sara Quin and Tegan Quin, High School, published by MCD, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and imprint of Macmillan Publishers.
The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources, go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.