2013 Award Winners & Best Books (Part 1)

February 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again – time for everyone to award their awards and honor the best of the best. Here are a few titles you can check out at the library that have recently won awards. Today, it’s the Morris and Printz Awards…

Seraphina Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
YA FIC HARTMAN
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

Winner of the 2013 Morris Award, which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults top ten title. This list
recognizes the best fiction titles recommended for young adults, published in the past 16 months.

Miseducation The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
YA FIC DANFORTH
In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

Finalist for the 2013 Morris Award, which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

2013 Rainbow List top ten title. This list recognizes the best in GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) fiction and non-fiction for children and teens.

CodeNameVerity Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
YA FIC WEIN
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

2013 Printz Honor Book. This award honors books that exemplify literary excellence in teen literature.

2013 Amelia Bloomer List, which honors well written books with significant feminist content.

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults top ten title. This list
recognizes the best fiction titles recommended for young adults, published in the past 16 months. 

Dodger Dodger by Terry Pratchett
YA FIC PRATCHETT
In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd.

2013 Printz Honor Book. The Printz award honors books that exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature.

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