ALA Youth Media Awards 2013

There are a host of book awards that are given out by the ALA every year, but I am only posting three categories on my blog.  Why?  Partially to help them get more web traffic on their own website [] and partially to make things easier on myself… but mostly because the three that I am posting are the three that I was most curious to hear about this year.  I certainly appreciate that all of the awards are important, but I am posting about the William C. Morris YA Debut Award (which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature), the Odyssey Award (for excellence in audiobook production), and the Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in literature written for young adults).  Makes sense based on what I review, right?




2013 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner


by Rachel Hartman



2013 Odyssey Award Winner

the fault in our starsThe Fault in Our Stars

by John Green, read by Kate Rudd



2013 Michael L. Printz Award

in darkness In Darkness

by Nick Lake



2013 Michael L. Printz Honor Books

aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the worldCode Name Veritydodgerwhite bicycle

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna

Happy Reading!


One response to “ALA Youth Media Awards 2013

  1. travels with mary

    I thought there was an audible pause when the winner was announced– I think we were all expecting John Green to be in there somewhere. I love Code Name Very and Aristotle and Dante, though!

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