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Youth Media Awards 2014

Adrienne here,

Every January the American Library Association honors the previous year’s books and media created for children and teens. There are nineteen awards given at this event with other selected lists released in the days after.

The ceremony will be held during ALA Midwinter, 8 a.m. ET, January 27, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. There will be a award archive of awards.

The award that has become a favorite of Emily and mine is the William C. Morris Award. This award honors authors whose first publication was written for young adults. Having served on this committee it is exhilarating to discover new and emerging talents. Each year the five finalist titles get better, more interesting and diverse in subject matter.

This year’s finalists are the following:

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Sex & Violence  by Carrie Mesrobian

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

You can view a video of the Morris Finalists here, http://youtu.be/CgcHkQ_Ls1w.

The winner will be announced during the Youth Media Awards. Immediately following the winner and finalists of both the Morris Award and the Nonfiction Award will speak at a reception. Tickets are $19 and well worth it.

Find out more about the award on the YALSA Morris Award website, http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award. You can sign up to volunteer to participate here, http://www.ala.org/yalsa/getinvolved/getinvolved#sign%20up.

2013 Morris Award Winner & Finalists

“Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman
“Love and Other Perishable Items” by Laura Buzo
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M. Danforth
“After the Snow” by S. D. Crockett
“Wonder Show” by Hannah Barnaby

The Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom or, I Thought There Would Be Cheesecake!

The Heroes Guide to SAving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

The Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

Upcoming books:
“Ashes” by Ilsa Bick

6 folktale picture books:
“Nabeel’s New Pants” by Fascia Gilani-Williams
“The Matatu” by Eric Walters
“The Boy From Dragon Palace” by Margaret Read MacDonald
“The Greedy Sparrow” by Lucine Kasbarian
“The Flying Canoe” by Eric Kimmel
“Little Sister and the Month Brothers” by Beatrice Schenk de Reginers

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire & Its Legacy

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Random House website)

Roll call question from Rummanah Aasi: What are your reading pet peeves?

Topic: “Non-white heroes the kiss of death in the marketplace,” by Gerritson, Tess. Murderati. 2011, May, 17.

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
To Twinkle: Lola & the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Garden Trug

Karl
Lost by Jacqueline Davies
Turntable.fm
Christine Lavin and her song “Air Conditioner(YouTube)
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Jenny
Queen of Sheba
Psalms of Isaac series by Ken Scholes
Wayne CoyneThe Womb

Emily
Game of Thrones on HBO
Roadside Assistance
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross (Documentary)

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance update
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die on Current TV hosted by Morgan Spurlock
Feed by M.T. Anderson (audio version)

 Upcoming

6 children’s books

  •      If rocks could sing  by Leslie McGuirk
  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

City of Fallen Angels and the entire TMI series by Cassandra Clare
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness