Monday, January 18, 2010

ALA Awards! (The Printz goes to Going Bovine!)

I'm lying in bed with my laptop watching the announcements live! 

MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD:
Going Bovine, Libba Bray (!!!)

Honor Books: 
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, Deborah Heligman 
The Monstrumologist, Rick Yancey 
Punkzilla, Adam Rapp 
Tales of the Madman Underground, John Barnes

New Award!  YALSA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, Deborah Heligman

Finalists:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, Tanya Lee Stone 
Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice, Philip Hoose
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum, Candace Fleming and Ray Fenwick
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, Sally M. Walker

WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD (for a previously unpublished author):
Flash Burnout, L.K. Madigan

And the finalists, announced in December:
Ash, Malinda Lo
Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia
The Everafter, Amy Huntley
Hold Still, Nina LaCour

MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD (for lifetime achievement):
Jim Murphy!
 
CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARDS:
Author Award:
Bad News for Outlaws, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Author Honor Book:
Mare's War, Tanita S. Davis

Illustrator Award:
My People, Charles R. Smith Jr.

Illustrator Honor Book:
The Negro Speaks of Rivers, E.B. Lewis

JOHN STEPTOE AWARD (for new talent):
The Rock and the River, Kekla Magoon

There's a new one this year, the CORETTA SCOTT KING-VIRGINIA HAMILTON AWARD for Lifetime Achievement.  It went to Walter Dean Myers!

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