Award Winners 2019

These young adult titles won at least one award in 2019.

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The prince and the dressmaker - Wang, Jen, 1984-

Summary: Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At...

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ALSC Notable Children's Book

Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots - Engle, Margarita,

Summary: In early 1940s Los Angeles, Mexican Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day then jitterbug with sailors all night with their zoot suit wearing younger brother, Ray, as escort until...

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ALSC Notable Children's Book

The cruel prince - Black, Holly,

Summary: Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.

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ALSC Notable Children's Book

Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city - Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-

Summary: "By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, ten black teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in Indiana shattered the...

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Run for your life - Gandolfi, Silvana,

Summary: When Santino witnesses his father and grandfather's murders by the Mafia, he must make the difficult decision whether to cooperate with the police and be a "rat" or maintain the code of silence.

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Mildred L. Batchelder Award

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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

ALSC Notable Children's Books

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