24 January 2012

A Confusion of Printzes*

The American Library Association has announced the winners and honor** books for their 2012 Literary Awards  - oh only the most prestigious youth literature awards in all the US of A.
Huge huge congratulations to and deafening cheers for...

Bloodflower by Christine Hinwood  
(published as The Returning in the US)

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey 

The Printz is awarded for excellence in literature written for young adults.


Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans 
Childrens & Young Adult Literature Award
Honor Book:   
Pink by Lili Wilkinson!

The Stonewall is awarded annually to English-language children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

Very very well done, Lili, Craig and Christine!
Stamps, hollers, woops!

*See what we did there?  Genius, I tell you. Geeenius.
** Those American Librarians. We love them. We do. But boy, we wish they spelled honour the same way we spell it.

1 comment:

Bonnee Crawford said...

They all seem like quite interesting books to read, I might have to track them down at some point... though I probably won't ever find time to read them for another year :P