The 2011 National Book Award Winners for Young Adult (YA) Literature: Chime, My Name is Not Easy, Inside Out and Back Again, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, Shine, and Okay for Now.
This list is from the Young Adult Library Services Association. I just edited the information down a tad. The 2010 list includes 101 titles, both nonfiction and fiction, from a variety of genres, including biography, pop culture, fantasy, street lit, and more.
The National Book Awards
Kathryn Erskine’s acceptance speech.
Reviews of books from Six Boxes of Books.
Interviews by National Book Foundation.
I guess I am a children’s book award junkie. I really love all short lists for awards even more so than the actual award recipient. There is just something so exciting about a short list; anyone can be the winner. This genre: non fiction for young adult is not where I am reading ahead of my eldest yet as she is just eleven, but I am excited to learn about this award and I’m pretty sure that it will fit the bill for one of my kids in the future.
This takes a while and gives me what I think is the first stage of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But it’s completely worth it when people come to the post and actually click around to check out the books, and hopefully find some new ones to enjoy. I haven’t read much Young Adult lit yet; I read ahead for my 5th grader so I am looking forward to reaching this genre, finally!