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#ALAMW19 Recap: 2019 YALSA Book & Media Award Winners

The Youth Media Awards took place this past Monday at ALA’s 2019 Midwinter Meeting. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the winners and honor books of YALSA’s Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, and Printz Awards, as well as the other ALA book and media awards. The winners are:

Alex

  • “The Black God’s Drums,” By P. Djèlí Clark, Published by Tor.com an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a division of Macmillan
  • “The Book of Essie,” By Meghan MacLean Weir, Published by Knopf, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House
  • “Circe,” By Madeline Miller, Published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group
  • “Educated: A Memoir,” By Tara Westover, Published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House
  • “The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After,” By Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil, Published by Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House
  • “Green,” By Sam Graham-Felsen, published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House
  • “Home After Dark,” by David Small, illustrated by the author, published by Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company
  • “How Long ’Til Black Future Month?” By N. K. Jemisin, Published by Orbit, an imprint of Hachette Book Group
  • “Lawn Boy,” By Jonathan Evison, Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill a division of Workman Publishing
  • “Spinning Silver,” by Naomi Novik, published by Del Rey, a division of Penguin Random House

Edwards

M.T. Anderson for “Feed,” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party,” and “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves,” all published by Candlewick Press.

Morris

“Darius the Great Is Not Okay,” written by Adib Khorram and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House

Nonfiction

“The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees”, by Don Brown and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Odyssey

Macmillan Audio, producer of the audiobook, “Sadie”

Printz

“The Poet X,” written by Elizabeth Acevedo published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Congratulations once again to all the winners and honor titles. View annotations (where available) and honor titles on the YALSA website.

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