Young Adult Literature
Elizabeth Knox, “Mortal Fire,” Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Rainbow Rowell, “Fangirl,” St. Martin's Griffin
Joyce Sidman, “What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms and Blessings,” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Jonathan Stroud, “Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase,” Disney-Hyperion
Gene Luen Yang, “Boxers & Saints,” First Second/Macmillan
What a great cross section of all that is YA. Selecting ONE book frmo this batch will be painful!
And, here is another winner from the LA Times: John Green.
"Bestselling young adult novelist John Green will be presented with the Innovators Award for his dynamic use of online media to entertain and engage. He and his brother Hank, videoblog pioneers, launched an annual combination video sharing/charitable fundraiser, Project for Awesome, in 2007. Their fans -- who they call Nerdfighters -- raised more than $400,000 in two days in December 2013. Green, who has won a Printz Award and an Edgar Award, maintains a dynamic relationship with his readers via Tumblr and Twitter, where he has more than 2 million followers."