2007 ALA Awards.
This is the second year in a row that I've been out sick the day the winners are announced.
The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron (ill. Matt Phelan)
Did you notice that all of those books have female protagonists? Odd.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I still haven't read American Born Chinese because (ahem) my library doesn't have it. Same goes for Surrender. I've read the other three honor books -- no real surprises there. Oh, and if you'd like to see John Green freak out about writing yet ANOTHER Printz-worthy book, be sure to watch yesterday's Brotherhood 2.0.
Margaret A. Edwards Award:
She hadn't won it already? Shocking.
A bunch of books that DIDN'T include The Privilege of the Freaking Sword. What's up with that, guys? Feeling a bit peeved here.
The rest of the awards (including the Coretta Scott King, the Batchelder, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder) here.