2016 YALSA Book Award Winners and Selected Book and Media Lists

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2016 YALSA Book Award Winners and Selected Book and Media Lists


A full list of YALSA award winners and the top 10 lists for each of the association's selected lists.

Awards

ALEX Award

* All Involved by Ryan Gattis. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

* Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Spiegel and Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

* Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis. St. Martin's Press.

* Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong. Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press.

* Girl at War by Sara Novic. Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC.

* Half the World by Joe Abercrombie. Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

* Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton. St. Martin's Press.

* Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia. Fantagraphics Books Inc.

* Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta. Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

* The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Margaret A. Edwards Award

David Levithan for

* The Realm of Possibility

* Boy Meets Boy

* Love Is the Higher Law

* How They Met, and Other Stories

* Wide Awake

* Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

William C. Morris Award

Winner

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Finalists

* Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas. Bloomsbury Children's Books.

* Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert. Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group.

* The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

* The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press.

Odyssey Award

Winner

The War That Saved My Life written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle. Listening Library.

Honor Recording

Echo written by Pam Munoz Ryan, narrated by Mark Bramhall, David deVries, MacLeod Andrews, and Rebecca Soler, with music by Corky Siegel. Scholastic Audio/Paul R. Gagne.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

Winner

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan's Children's Publishing Group.

Finalists

* Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson. Candlewick Press.

* Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing.

* First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove. Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABILAMS.

* This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain. University of Nebraska Press.

Michael L. Printz Award

Winner

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Honor Books

* The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick. Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

* Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez. Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner publishing Group.

Book and Media Lists

* Below are the top ten titles for each list. In addition to the top ten, the full lists of each are available at http://tinyurl.com/yalsabookawardslists.

Amazina Audiobooks for Young Adults

Nonfiction

* What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, read by Wil Wheaton. …

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