Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 Award winners

The literary award winners were released this past weekend.

Michael L. Printz Award - excellence is literature for young adults.
Winner:Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in a hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

Honors go to:
Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of a Madman Underground: A Historical Romance by John Barnes

William C. Morris Award - best book written by a first-time author for young adults.
Winner: Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan

Fifteen-year-old amateur photographer Blake gains self-awareness through his relationships with a girlfriend and a friend who he helps come to terms with her feelings about her homeless, methamphetamine-addicted mother.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award - recognizes an African-American first-time author.
Winner: The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon

In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African-Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

Coretta Scott King - Victoria Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Winner: Walter Dean Myers
Books byMyers:
Fallen Angels
MonsterStreet Love
Dope Sick
Sunrise Over Fallujah
Somewhere in the Darkness
and more

Alex Awards - 10 best adult books that appeal to teens
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff
Everything Matters! by Ron Currie, Jr.
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir by Diana Welch & Liz Welch
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
My Abandonment by Peter Rock
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson

If a title you are interested in is not available at the Lansing Library, ask your librarian to order it for you via Interlibrary Loan.

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