Surrey Teens Read: Everything, Everything

The students of School District 36 have spoken.  Over the past year students from around Surrey have been reading the Surrey Teens Read  10 nominated titles.  After the votes were counted, the winner emerged: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Thanks to all the Teacher Librarians who run this excellent program and thanks to all the students who take the time to read the books and vote.

Find out more about Surrey Teens Read.

Alex Awards

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Alex Awards are given by the ALA to 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. At the YALSA Awards earlier this week, Alex Awards went to:

  • The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
  • The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford
  • Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart
  • Arena by Holly Jennings
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North
  • Die Young with Me: A Memoir by Rob Rufus
  • The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Matt Simon
  • The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach

For more on the Alex Awards, go here.

Printz Award goes to March: Book Three

The prestigious YALSA Awards were handed out this week.  The biggest prize of note for high school libraries is the Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults.  The 2017 Printz Award has been awarded to March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

Printz Honor prizes were awarded to:

  • Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
  • The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Link here for more on tbe Printz Award, and other YALSA Awards.