And the Nominees Are....
July 17, 2013
The 2013 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Finalists were announced on July 15th.
What? Who? Why?
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) announced the finalists of the 2013 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. This award was established in 2008 to honor the wishes of young adult author, Amelia Elizabeth Walden. The $5,000 award is presented annually by ALAN's Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Committee to the author of a young adult title selected for demonstrating a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit.
Nearly 300 titles were considered by eleven members representing universities, K-12 schools, and library communities. Getting the idea. So...the nominees:
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
- Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
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The winner will be announced on Monday July 29th. Summer isn't summer without some great books to read and remember.
Enjoy, hope you find the winner.
North Independence Branch