Award Winners 2019

These young adult titles won at least one award in 2018.

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What the night sings - Stamper, Vesper,

Summary: Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.

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Sydney Taylor Book Award

William C. Morris Finalists

Darius the Great is not okay - Khorram, Adib,

Summary: Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.

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William C. Morris Award

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Hey, kiddo - Krosoczka, Jarrett,

Summary: "In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of...

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

The faithful spy : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the plot to kill Hitler - Hendrix, John, 1976-

Summary: Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms...

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

Boots on the ground : America's war in Vietnam - Partridge, Elizabeth,

Summary: "An exploration of the Vietnam War from many different perspectives including an American soldiers, a nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee."--Provided by publisher.

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

The beloved world of Sonia Sotomayor - Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-

Summary: "In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement...

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

The unwanted : stories of the Syrian refugees - Brown, Don, 1949-

Summary: Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

Children of blood and bone - Adeyemi, Tomi,

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown...

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William C. Morris Finalist

Check, please!. Book 1, #Hockey! - Ukazu, Ngozi,

Summary: "Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new...

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William C. Morris Finalist

Blood water paint - McCullough, Joy,

Summary: In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed...

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William C. Morris Finalist

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