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.
The author of To Kill a Mockingbird was born on this day in 1926. When her novel, a seminal work examining racism in the US, was denounced by one school board as “immoral,” she responded by saying, “what I’ve heard makes me wonder if any of its members can read.”
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.