Monday, January 28, 2013

Nonfiction Monday: Youth Media Awards Winners!

Nonfiction Monday is a weekly meme in the Kidlitosphere that invites bloggers to read and review a nonfiction book on Monday as a way to promote high-quality nonfiction titles.  Each week, a different blogger "hosts" Nonfiction Monday and provides a roundup of all the posts.  This week Nonfiction Monday is hosted by laurasalas: writing the world for kids.

Just minutes ago, the winners of the Youth Media Awards were announced to an auditorium of children's and young adult librarians at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference in Seattle, WA.  Awards were given for fiction and nonfiction titles (I'll post later with my thoughts on the fiction honors and winners), but right now I want to focus on the facts!

Today is a BIG day for children's and young adult literature.  This is especially true for Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, which won not only the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, but also the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal AND was a John Newbery Honor Book!

Here's how it broke down for the nonfiction awards:

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (which I've seen at least once referred to as the "ENYA")



Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal



And there you have it, folks!  Our nonfiction Youth Media Awards winners!  A shout out also to Moonbird and Titanic, which received honors for ENYA and Sibert.  2012 was a good year for nonfiction.

Stay tuned for my recap on the fiction titles!

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1 comment:

  1. I am shamefaced not to have read most of these. I prefer I read most of my nonfiction in the picture book or adult range--not so much in between. But I'm going to go add several of these to my tbr list--thanks for the recap!