Author: nelsone

ALA Book Awards — 2012 Printz Awards

The American Library Association’s Printz Awards recognize literature written for Young Adults.  Often edgy, and dealing with themes that parents find difficult, the winners will likely appear in a banned book list sometime soon.  The winner, Where Things Come Back was a…

ALA Book Awards — 2012 Newbery Medal

Each year the American Library Association presents book awards in a number of categories.  The Newbery Medal given for the best piece of literature for children was awarded to Jack Gantos for his semi-autobiographical Dead End in Norvelt.  What a fabulous…