Literary Awards Announced

     And the winners are…..The American Library Association has announced the 2008 winners during Midwinter in Philadephia….I have read many of these but I look forward to reading the rest. Below I also have attached a link to ALA and the other award winners including the Alex Award list which I always find to be fanatastic for books I will love!

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabaret Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Honor Books: Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Written by Ellen Levine

First the Egg Written and Illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems

John Newbery Medal

Winner: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from the Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz

Honor Books: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Michael L.Printz Award

Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Honor Books: Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox

One Whole and Perfect Day byJudith Clarke

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Winner: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Honor Books: November Blues by Sharon M. Draper

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali

Written by Charles R. Smith Jr. Illustrated by Bryan Collier

To read the criteria for these awards and to see the other awards that were given. Head to the American Library Association website.

Also a quick final note: I finished The Sweet Far Thing this weekend and WOW! I loved it. Snaps to Libba Bray for making it unbelievable with some surprises I never saw coming! And I think it is open for further works…perhaps? (And yes I did just make an Legally Blonde reference…it just came out!) Don’t tell!

Thanks again Libba! For such a delicious gothic, fantasy, romance, historial young adult trilogy! It just seems to have  it all!

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