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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