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New Books - January/February 2024
The American Library Association (ALA) announces the 2024 Youth Media Award winners. 

Below are a few of books we have in our catalog that are winners.
For more information on the award winners, click here
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2024 Coretta Scott King Author Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

2024 Michael L. Printz Honor Books Award:

2024 Alex Awards for best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

2024 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
The 2024 winner is Neal Shusterman, whose books include: “The Arc of the Scythe: Scythe, Thunderhead and The Toll,” “Bruiser,” “Challenger Deep,” “Everlost,” “Full Tilt,” “The Schwa Was Here” and “Unwind,” among other titles.

2024 Stonewall  Awards

Honor Book Awards:


Stonewall Honor Author Award:

2024 William C. Morris Award
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens: "Rez Ball," written by Byron Graves, is the 2024 Morris Award winner. The book is published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: “Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed,” written by Dashka Slater. The book is published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group. 


American Indian Youth Literature Awards are announced in even years (e.g. 2022, 2024, 2026) and were established to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives. Selected titles present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts. This year’s winners include: 
Young Adult Book: “Rez Ball,” written by Byron Graves (Ojibwe), jacket art by Natasha Donovan (Métis) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Awards Honor titles include:

2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. This year’s Gold Medalists include: 
Young Adult winner: “The Blood Years,” by Elana K. Arnold and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. 

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalists include:

Great Michigan Read 2023-2024

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