Teens

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Alex Award. The Alex Award recognizes the best adult books that have appeal for teens. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

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Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Stonewall Book Award. The Stonewall Book Award is given annually to the best children's and young adult books that explore the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

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2018 Stonewall Winners

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

"Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons"--.

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. This year, the finalists include pirates, artists, and more. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

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2018 YALSA Nonfiction Winner

"The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh"--.

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the William C. Morris Award. Since 2009, the Morris Award honors a first-time author writing for teens. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

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2018 Morris Award Winner

The hate u give by Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Michael L. Printz Award. The Printz Award honors the best book written for teens every year. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

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2018 Printz Award Winner

We are okay by Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Sibert Awards. The Sibert Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to the most distinguished informational book for children. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

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2018 Sibert Award Winner

Twelve Days in May Book Cover

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table have issued awards to outstanding African American authors and illustrators since 1970. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Coretta Scott King Award. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

 

2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

Piecing me together by Renée Watson

Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Newbery Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Newbery Award Winner

Hello, universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

Celebrate Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week Poster with Animals

This year is the 99th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people. This year, the program inspiration is "One World, Many Stories" and celebrations last from April 30 to May 6. 

Show your support of children's literature at the library during the week of April 30 to May 6. Come dressed as your favorite children's book character and take your picture with Thorndyke our library bear. Or stop by our Children's Reference Desk to pick up additional activities. #CBW18 

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To celebrate Black History Month and the upcoming Blank Panther movie, here are some of the best African and African American comic book characters. 

When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch survive the necessary change? 

Featuring the stories and artwork (by Todd McFarlane himself!) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins Volume 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator.

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