Award Winners 2019

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

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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

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

ALSC Notable Children's Books

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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ALSC Notable Children's Books

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

Picture us in the light - Gilbert, Kelly Loy,

Summary: Danny Cheng, a Chinese-American teen, grapples with a dangerous revelation about his parents' past, his plans for the future, and his feelings for his best friend, Harry Wong.

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Stonewall Honor Book

The poet X : a novel - Acevedo, Elizabeth,

Summary: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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Michael L. Printz Award

ALSC Notable Children's Books

Pura Belpré Award

Sadie - Summers, Courtney,

Summary: Told from the alternating perspectives of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer, and a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's...

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Odyssey Award

The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. 1 The pox party - Anderson, M. T.

Summary: Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in...

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Margaret A. Edward Award

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