Printz Award: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
The award, first given in 2000, is named for the late Michael L. Printz, a Topeka, Kan., school librarian known for discovering and promoting quality books for young adults. The award is administered annually by YALSA and is sponsored by Booklist magazine. Congratulations Laura Ruby!!
Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award: Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin
The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. Congratulations Steve Sheinkin!
The William C. Morris Award: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. Congratulations Becky Albertalli!
Stonewall Young Adult Literature Award: The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg
The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children and teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. Congratulations Bill Konigsberg!
Margaret A. Edwards Award: David Levithan
David Levithan is the recipient of the 2016 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for The Realm of Possibility, Boy Meets Boy, Love is the Higher Law, How They Met, and Other Stories, Wide Awake, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Congratulations David Levithan!
To see the list of all awards and winners, visit the ALA website!