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Episode 23 — Teen Book Awards Revisited


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 16:33
Original Air Date Published February 02, 2010

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


Episode 23 – Teen Book Awards Revisited


Episode 23 – Teen Book Awards Revisited

The American Library Association’s annual youth media awards for children’s and young adult literature offer readers the chance to find out which books have been recognized as the most distinguished titles for teens published in the previous year.  Tune in to hear about the latest winners of the Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature as well as select titles that are popping up on multiple award lists.  Then view the video of the ALA awards webcast to see the awards as they were announced!


After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Printz Honor Titles

  • Going Bovine by Libba Bray, winner (Delacorte, 2009)

  • Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman (Henry Holt, 2009)

  • Punkzilla by Adam Rapp (Candlewick, 2009)

  • Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes (Viking, 2009)

  • Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (Simon & Schuster, 2009)

Titles that cross award lists

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009)

  • Almost Astronauts: Thirteen Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick, 2009)

  • Stitches: A Memoir by David Small (W.W. Norton, 2009)

  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt, 2009)
  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2009)

  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking, 2009)

  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Dutton, 2009)

  • Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles (Candlewick, 2009)

  • We Were Here by Matt de la Peńa (Delacorte, 2009)


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