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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Book Awards

Stay tuned for the announcement of two annual book awards that teen readers should take note of.
The first one is the Alex Award. This award has been given since 1998. Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing.
The second one is the Michael L. Printz Award for a book of literary excellence in young adult literature. Last year’s winner was how I live now by Meg Rosoff. It is a tale about Daisy, a troubled 15-year-old who finds true love and a sense of home with her cousins in England during an occupation by terrorist forces. It’s an unusual book that is definitely worth reading.
The library will have a display of past winners on the YA Display Table next week. As usual, we depend on all of you to help our display disappear!