Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Scott O'Dell Award

One Crazy SummerThe 2011 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction goes to One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia!  It skews a little young for my usual YA tastes, but I loved this book about three sisters who spend the summer with the mother who abandoned them and end up going to a Black Panther summer camp.  And judging by twitter posts it was a fan favorite for the National Book Award last year. 

And OMG—all the YALSA award winners are going to be announced on Monday!!  It's the biggest day of the YA awards year!

Tune in starting at 7:45 am pacific time (I'm glad I'm on the east coast...) to see who will win:  The Printz award for excellence in YA lit, the Edwards Award for lifetime achievement by a YA author, the Alex Awards for adult books with teen appeal, the Odyssey Award for best audiobook, the Morris Award for first-time YA authors and the YA Nonfiction Award, which is pretty self explanatory.

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