Young Adult Book Awards for 2018

These book awards are from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

If we own the book, you will see the call number after the title and author’s name.

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

“We Are Okay,” written by Nina LaCour  is the 2018 Printz Award winner Y LAC

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

“The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas. Y THO

“Long Way Down,” written by Jason Reynolds Y REY

“Strange the Dreamer,” written by Laini Taylor Y TAY

“Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers,” written by Deborah Heiligman Y 970.1 VAN

 

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

“The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas, is the 2018 Morris Award winner  Y THO

Four other books were finalists for the award:

“Dear Martin,” written by Nic  Stone Overdrive

“Devils Within,” written by S. F. Henson

“Saints and Misfits,” written by S. K.Ali  Y ALI

“Starfish,” written by Akemi Dawn Bowman Y BOW

 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

“Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers,” written by Deborah Heiligman, is the 2018 Excellence winner. Y B VAN

Four other books were finalists for the award:

“#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women,” edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy  Y 970.1 NOT

“Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism,” written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos  (ON ORDER)

“The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives,” written by Dashka Slater Overdrive

“The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found,” written by Martin W. Sandler

 

Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States:

“The Hate U Give,” produced by HarperAudio, is the 2018 Odyssey Award winner. The book is written by Angie Thomas and narrated by Bahni Turpin  Y dmd FIC THO.

Five Odyssey Honor Audiobooks also were named:

“The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage,” produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, written by Philip Pullman and narrated by Michael Sheen; Y dmd FIC PUL and Y cd FIC PUL

“A Boy Called Christmas,” produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, written by Matt Haig and narrated by Stephen Fry

“Long Way Down,” produced by Simon & Schuster Audio and written and narrated by Jason Reynolds Overdrive

“Trombone Shorty” produced by Live Oak Media, written by Troy Andrews and narrated by Dion Graham

“The Wizards of Once” produced by Hachette Audio, written by Cressida Cowell and narrated by David Tennant

 

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

“All Systems Red,” by Martha Wells ; Overdrive

“The Clockwork Dynasty,” by Daniel H. Wilson  SF WIL

“Down Among the Sticks and Bones,” by Seanan McGuire  FAN MCG

“Electric Arches,” by Eve L. Ewing

“A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea,” by Melissa Fleming  956.91 FLE

“Malagash,” by Joey Comeau

“Roughneck,” by Jeff Lemire

“She Rides Shotgun,” by Jordan Harper  FIC HAR

“Things We Have in Common,” by Tasha Kavanagh

“An Unkindness of Magicians,” by Kat Howard Overdrive Audio