Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Award on the Horizon

YALSA's adding another award to the Printz, the Alex, and new-kid-on-the-block Morris. This one doesn't have a snappy title yet, but it's for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

This one made me blink a little. We've got great nonfic for kids of all ages (even some awesome early-reader nonfic, as evidenced by the inclusion of Wolf Snail on the Geisel award list this past January), but once you get up into the YA zone, it gets pretty thin on the ground. Most libraries, in fact, shelve teen nonfic together with adult nonfic.

On the other hand, maybe that's exactly why we should have an award. I'll keep an eye on this one.

Thanks to AbbyLibrarian on Twitter, again.

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