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Award Winning Books in the Library
The Fault in Our Stars
Call Number: Mtn. View:Young Adult Collection PZ 7 .G8233 Fau 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
The Graveyard Book
Call Number: PZ 7 .G1273 Gr 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other. The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel. Supports the Common Core State Standards
Bud, Not Buddy
Call Number: PZ 7 .C94137 Bu 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-07
It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things. 2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression. Once again Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, takes readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.
Before We Were Free
Call Number: PZ 7 .A48 Be 2002
Publication Date: 2002-08-13
Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tio Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government's secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo's dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind.From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl's struggle to be free.
Looking for Alaska
Call Number: PZ 7 .G8233 Lo 2012
Publication Date: 2006-12-28
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times bestseller Before. Miles #147;Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave #147;the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;
John Newbery Medal
Awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Coretta Scott King Book Award
Recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators.
Pura Belpre Award
Recognizes Latino/Latina authors and illustrators whose works best portray the Latino cultural experience.
American Indian Youth Literature Award
Recognizes the best works by and about American Indians.
Recognizes ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Michael L. Printz Award
Recognizes books that exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature.
Recognizes producers of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.
Recognizes authors, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Boston Globe Horn Book Award
Among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.
Edgar Allen Poe Award
Honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year.
Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs