When you’re the oldest of eight children and your mother is battling cancer, when does a teenager have time for herself? In Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s first novel, Under the Mesquite, Lupita is in high school and struggles with her responsibilities as a daughter, older sister, student and friend. This is the most recent winner of the Pura Belpré Author Award…. Read more »
The votes are in for the Abe Award, and the winner is… Hunger Games Perfect Chemistry Graceling All fabulous books! Check them out if you haven’t already. Congratulations to the winners.
Miss Amanda reviews award winning teen book Five Flavors of Dumb and wants you to read it so bad, she’s giving away a free copy.
The Alex Award is given to books published for adults but have appeal for teens as well. Here are this year’s winners. Click here for a list of past year’s winners and more information on the Alex Award. Personally the only one I read was Soulless and I loved it! Seriously one of the most fun books I read all… Read more »
YALSA, the YA branch of ALA announced other award winners this week. Morris Award Winner – Best Book by a Debut Author Falsh Burnout by L.K Madigan. Morris Finalist Ash by Malinda Lo Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl The Everafter by Amy Huntley hold still by Nina LaCour Nonfiction Winner Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith… Read more »