Monday, January 10, 2011


The 2011 YALSA Alex Awards are given by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.

Here are the winners,. They include mystery, suspense, magical realism, adventure & memoir.

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To by DC Pierson, published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray, published by Hyperion
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, published by Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni, published by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of the Penguin Group
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton, published by Thomas Dunne Books for Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender, published by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York
The Radleys by Matt Haig, published by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel by Alden Bell, published by Holt Paperbacks, a division of Henry Holt and Company, LLC (ISBN 9780805092431)
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue, published by Little, Brown and Company a division of Hatchette Book Group, Inc.
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel by Helen Grant, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, division of Random House, Inc., New York

For the full Alex Award Nominations List, go HERE.

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