If you haven’t heard by now, on Monday the ALA awards were announced at the Midwinter Conference. Here are winners:
winner…. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book (listen/watch him read it here!)
honors…. Kathi Appelt – The Underneath; Margarita Engle – The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom; Ingrid Law – Savvy; Jacqueline Woodson – After Tupac & D Foster
winner…. Susan Marie Swanson – The House in the Night
honors…. Marla Frazee – A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever; Uri Shulevitz – How I Learned Geography; Melissa Sweet – A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
winner…. Melina Marchetta – Jellicoe Road
honors…. M.T. Anderson – The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves; E. Lockhart – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks; Terry Pratchett – Nation; Margo Lanagan – Tender Morsels
I have to admit that so far I haven’t read a single one of these. I’m hoping that changes soon. I’ve heard great things about Savvy and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, so those will likely come first.