Its *THAT* Monday in January

Rainy days and Mondays get us down, and rainy Mondays?? Nothing to it, but to do it! Especially with the rainy Monday is Midwinter Monday and the Youth Media Awards are announced.

I have to begin with an earlier award that was announced at ALA Midwinter.  The following middle grade and young adult books are recognized  by the United States Board on Books For Young People as Outstanding International Books 2013.

Ellis, Deborah. Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through aNever-Ending War. Groundwood. (Canada)

Master, Irfan. A Beautiful Lie. Albert Whitman.(Great Britain)

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Disney/Hyperion.(Great Britain)

Abirached, Zeina. A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave,

To Return. Tr. By Edward Gauvin. Graphic Universe/Lerner. (France)

Chadda, Sarwat. The Savage Fortress. Levine/Scholastic.(Great Britain)

de Graaf, Anne. Son of a Gun. Eerdmans. (Netherlands)

Doyle, Roddy. A Greyhound of a Girl. Amulet/Abrams.(Great Britain)

Ellis, Deborah. My Name is Parvana. Groundwood.(Canada)

Gleitzman, Morris. Now. Holt. (Australia)

Serrano, Francisco. La Malinche: The Princess Who Helped Cortés Conquer the Aztec Empire.Tr.bySusanOuriou. Illus. by Pablo Serrano. Groundwood. (France)

Tanaka, Shelley. Nobody Knows. Groundwood. (Canada)

Awards announced this morning included:

Coretta Scott King Award:

Illustrator award: Brian Collier (I Too, Am America)

(no John Steptoe Award again this year.)

Honors: Jacqueline Woodson (Each Kindness); Vaunda Michaux Nelson: No Crystal Stair

Winner: Andrea Davis Pinkney (Hand in Hand 10 Black Men Who Changed America)

The Printz Award:

honor book: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

winner: In Darkness by Nick Lake (my review)

The most recognized book of the day: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. And, it is quite deserving of each of these awards and more. (my review) Printz Honor Book; Stonewall Award; Pura Belpré Author Award.

Congratulations to all the winners!

3 thoughts on “Its *THAT* Monday in January

    1. Hi Helen,
      I’m surprised you haven’t read them, but I’m sure you well soon!

      I’m very surprised that for once I’ve both heard of AND read the Printz winner!


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