YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction

Finalists:

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

Go by Chip Kidd

Imprisoned by Martin W. Sandler

Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone

The President Has Been Shot by James L. Swanson

WINNER

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

William C. Morris Award

Debut author award for teens:

Finalists

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

WINNER

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

William C. Morris Award

Debut author award for teens:

Finalists

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

WINNER

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Lifetime award for adolescent literature:

Markus Zusak (Wonderful surprise!)

Coretta Scott King – Author Awards

Honor Books

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (YES!)

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes (Hurrah!)

Winner

PS Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia (YES!)

Coretta Scott King Award – Illustrator

Illustrator Honor Book

Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela (Yes!)

Illustrator Winner

Bryan Collier for Knock Knock (Lovely!)

Coretta Scott King Award – New Talent

When the Beat Was Born by Theodore Taylor III

Written by Laban Carrick Hill

Coretta Scott King Awards – Virginia Hamilton Award

Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement to an African American author or illustrator for their body of work

Recipients:

Patricia and Frederick McKissack (How have they not won before!)

Stonewall Book Awards

GLBTQ award.

Honor Books

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (YES!!)

Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Hurrah! Surprised it’s not the winner…)

Winner

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (YES!!)