2021 Hugo Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards have been announced. Amid many categories celebrating the best in science fiction for adults, there is also an award for the best YA book. Here are the finalists in that category:


Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

2021 Nonfiction Award Finalists

YALSA has announced the five finalists for the 2021 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors books published between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020. The winner will be announced at the Youth Media Awards on January 25. Here are the finalists:

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, written by Christina Soontornvat

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, written by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess with Laura L. Sullivan

How We Got To the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure, written and illustrated by John Rocco 

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh, written by Candace Fleming 

You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Democracy and Deliver Power to the People, written by Elizabeth Rusch

Alex Rider – The Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming TV series based on the best selling series by Anthony Horowitz:

Looking for Alaska – Trailer

An impressive trailer for Hulu’s upcoming mini-series of Looking for Alaska:

The Last Kids on Earth – Trailer

The Last Kids on Earth is coming in cartoon format to Netflix on September 17th. Here is the first trailer for the show, based on the bestselling series by Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate.

Looking for Alaska – The TV Show

On October 18th, Hulu will be launching a miniseries version of Looking for Alaska, John Green’s award-winning first novel. Here is the trailer:

His Dark Materials Trailer

A breathtaking trailer for the new HBO series coming this fall:

Watership Down Trailer

BBC has released the first trailer for their new animated version of Watership Down. It’s a book that my family read aloud again and again during my childhood. This new version is lush and gorgeous with an all-star cast of voice actors. The four-episode series premieres on December 22nd on BBC One.


Anne of Green Gables Coming to Netflix

Take a look at the trailer for Anne, Netflix’s new version of Anne of Green Gables coming on May 12.