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    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    The book awards were announced yesterday. Winners are as follow:

    Michael L Printz Award -- literary excellence for Young Adults~
    (WINNER) The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
    (Honor) Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
    (Honor) One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
    (Honor) Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
    (Honor) Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Setphanie Hemphill

    Margaret A Edwards Award -- a lifetime of excellent writing for young adults~
    Orson Scott Card

    Alex Awards -- honors for 10 adult books with appeal to teens
    American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly
    Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
    Essex County Volume 1: Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire
    Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden
    The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
    Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman
    The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

    Other Winners:
    Coretta Scott King Award -- (Honor) November Blues by Sharon M Draper
    Pura Belpre Award -- (WINNER) The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle
    (Honor) Frida: Viva la Vida! by Carmen T Bernier-Grand
    Odyssey Award -- (Honor) Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Listen & Live Audio)
    (Honor) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Listening Library)
    (Honor) Treasure Island (Listening Library)
    Schneider Family Book Award -- (Teen Award) Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby
    Robert F Sibert Informational Book Award -- (Winner) The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

    For the way complete list, visit the ALA.org site.

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