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Poetry

Lines of Defense

Today we introduce two books — one poetry collection, one book about writing poetry, both excellent additions to high school or public library teen collections. And a third to mention. One of the events I attended at ALA Midwinter last month was the RUSA Book & Media Awards, which includes many wonderful lists. (My favorite [...]

The Round House & The National Book Awards

The Round House

This Wednesday evening, the National Book Award winners will be announced in a grand ceremony at Cipriani in New York City. I went to the NBA site to refresh myself on just how the awards work.“The National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation.” [...]

The Alex Awards, 2012

YALSA’s 2012 Alex Awards were announced yesterday morning at the ALA Media Awards. The winners are (with links to the AB4T review of each title): Big Girl Small, by Rachel DeWoskin In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, by [...]

National Book Awards & AB4T Best of the Year

No, not the Young People’s Literature category. Many, many others have done a great job of writing about those unfortunate events. I would like to take a brief look at the NBA Fiction finalists. They are (from the NBA website): Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn (Bellevue Literary Press) Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (Random House) Julie [...]