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The Monday Poll: YALSA Awards Anticipation

2014 January 20
by Allison Tran
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yalsa logoGood morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we wanted to know what you think is the most intriguing YA story about being the Witness Protection Program.  Don’t Look Behind You by Lois Duncan came in first with 38% of the vote, and The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston was a close second with 33%.

We also got some great suggestions in the comments on last week’s poll! Jessica reminded me about Robert Cormier’s classic, I Am The Cheese, and Jenn suggested Roland Smith’s Zach’s Lie and Jack’s Run. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks very much to all of you who voted and commented!

This week, we’re getting excited about the announcement of ALA’s Youth Media Awards, which happens next week in Philadelphia at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Last year on The Hub, we asked which YALSA award you’re most looking forward to. This year, we’re putting a twist on the question– we want to know which YALSA award you feel most confident about predicting the winners. Sometimes everyone’s buzzing about a particular book and you just know it’s going to win that one award– and sometimes the winners come out of left field as a delightful surprise. Which YALSA award do you think you have a handle on this year?

Vote in the poll below, and feel free to leave your predictions in the comments– and keep in mind that we here at The Hub don’t have any insider info, so we’re just as excited as you are to find out the winners next week!

Which is the YALSA Award you feel most confident about predicting the winner(s)?

  • The Michael L. Printz Award (best book written for teens, based on literary merit) (31%, 25 Votes)
  • The Alex Awards (best adult books with appeal to teens) (20%, 16 Votes)
  • The William C. Morris Award (best debut authors) (20%, 16 Votes)
  • The Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award (best nonfiction for teens) (19%, 15 Votes)
  • The Odyssey Award (best audiobook for children or young adults; co-administered with ALSC) (7%, 6 Votes)
  • The Margaret A. Edwards Award (lifetime achievement for YA authors) (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 81

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