Monday, March 17, 2008

And the winners are...

2008 Alex Awards Winners

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

Essex County Volume 1: Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire

Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden

The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in recommending adult books that appeal to teens. The award is named in honor of the late Margaret Alexander Edwards, fondly called ├ČAlex├« by her closest friends, a young adult specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. She used adult books extensively with young adults to broaden their experience and enrich their understanding of themselves and their world.

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