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Additional ALA Awards 2012

Alex Awards
for the ten best adult books that appeal to a teen audience

Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin (Farrar)
In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard (Little, Brown)
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (Farrar)
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser (Simon/Free Press)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Random House/Doubleday)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Random House/Crown)
Robopocalypse: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson (Random House/Doubleday)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston (HarperCollins/Ecco)
The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo (Random House/Crown)

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award
recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s
literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site

Michael Morpurgo will deliver the 2013 lecture

Andrew Carnegie Medal
for excellence in children’s video

Children Make Terrible Pets produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard (Weston Woods)

Margaret A. Edwards Award
for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

Susan Cooper for The Dark Is Rising sequence

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
for the outstanding book for beginning readers

Winner
Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider (Clarion)

Honor Books
I Broke My Trunk! written and illustrated by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
I Want My Hat Back written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
See Me Run written and illustrated by Paul Meisel (Holiday)

Virginia Hamilton Award
given by the Coretta Scott King Task Force for lifetime achievement

Ashley Bryan

William C. Morris Award
honors a book written by a first-time author for young adults

Winner
Where Things Come Back
by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum)

Finalists
• The Girl of Fire and Thorns  by Rae Carson (Greenwillow)
• Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard (Delacorte)
• Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Lee & Low)
• Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel)

Odyssey Award
for excellence in audiobook production

Winner
Rotters written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne (Listening Library)

Honor Books
Ghetto Cowboy written by G. Neri and narrated by JD Jackson (Candlewick/Brilliance Audio)
Okay for Now written by Gary D. Schmidt and narrated by Lincoln Hoppe (Listening Library)
• The Scorpio Races written by Maggie Stiefvater and narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham (Scholastic Audio)
Young Fredle  written by Cynthia Voigt and narrated by Wendy Carter (Listening Library)

Schneider Family Book Award
for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

Middle School, ages 11–13
• Close to Famous  by Joan Bauer (Viking)
• Wonderstruck  by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)

Teen, ages 13–18
The Running Dream  by Wendelin Van Draanen (Knopf)

Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experience

Winner
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright (Simon)

Honor books
a + e 4ever by Ilike Merey (Lethe Press)
• Money Boy by Paul Yee (Groundwood)
• Pink by Lili Wilkinson (HarperTeen)
With or Without You  by Brian Farrey (Simon Pulse)

YALSA Nonfiction Award
for excellence in nonfiction for young adults

Winner
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)

Finalists
• Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos (Clarion)
• Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition  by Karen Blumenthal (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)
• Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy (National Geographic)
• Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin (Charlesbridge)

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