Monday, February 09, 2015

ALA announces the winners of the Alex Awards!

Never heard of them? Here's a short explanation...

The Alex Awards are given to 10 books that were written for adults but may have special appeal to teens ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. Edwards pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. Her work is described in her book Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, and over the years she has served as an inspiration to many librarians who serve young adults. The Alex Awards are named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” by her friends.

Here is the list for 2015, several of which have been previous reviewed on our blog:

        
       
 

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia
Bingo’s Run, by James A. Levine
Confessions, by Kanae Minato
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
Lock In, by John Scalzi
The Martian, by Andy Weir
The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice, by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles
Those Who Wish Me Dead, by Michael Koryta
Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle


Adults, check these out--just because they appeal to teens doesn't mean they won't appeal to you. Award winning! And suggest them to mature teen readers who are looking to move up from YA books!


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