The Young Adult Lit theme for March (and most of April) is "Award Winning Teen Fiction." If you and your teen are looking for YA fiction with a literary flair, here is your cheat sheet. All these books are easily available from the Lakeport library. (If they aren't on the Lakeport library display or the shelves, you can order them from a nearby library. The shipping service is fast and free! Find the online catalogue here. If you would like to see the full lists of the books, click here.) I also included the Young Adult Library Services Association's descriptions for each award:
Printz Awards & Honors: are the best books written for teens each year.
· Dodger by Terry Pratchett (2013) Also on ebook & audiobook!
· Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (2012). Also on audiobook & ebook!
· Tales of the Madman Underground : a historical romance 1973 by John Barnes (2012)
· Why we broke up / novel by Daniel Handler, author of The Series of Unfortunate Events ; art by Maira Kalman (2012 ) Also on audiobook!
· Ship breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (2011). Also on audiobook!
· Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick (2011) Also on audiobook!
· Please ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (2011) Also on audiobook!
· Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith / Deborah Heiligman (2010) Also on audiobook!
· The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson (2009) Also on audiobook!
· Your own, Sylvia : a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill (2008) YA NF 811 HEMPHILL
· The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (2007 & National Book Award for Young People’s Literature) Also on audiobook!
· Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (2013) Also on ebook!
· Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin (2012)
· The Magicians by Lev Grossman (2010)
· The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (2012) Also on audiobook & ebook!
· Ready player one by Ernest Cline (2012) Also on audiobook!
· Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (2012) Also on audiobook!
· Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (2013)
· Rotters by Daniel Kraus (2012)
· The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (2012 ) (Yes, that's two, count 'em, TWO awards for The Scorpio Races!)
· Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt (2012)
· Alchemy and Meggy Swann (2011)
· Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (2011 Honor)
Morris Award: honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
· Flash burnout by L.K. Madigan (2010 Winner)
· The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (2012 Finalist) Also on ebook!
· Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (2012 Finalist) Also on ebook!
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· Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (2011 Finalist)
· Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (2011 Finalist)
· Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Also on audiobook!
· Graceling by Kirstin Cashore (2009 Finalist) Also on audiobook & ebook!
· The Everafter by Amy Huntley (2010 Finalist) Also on audiobook!
This information is from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) website. Check it out for booklists, awards and more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/