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Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.
Emily Bird, a senior at an elite D.C. prep school, believes that she has uncovered shocking secrets about her government scientist parents’ work with a nation-wide flu epidemic—if only she could remember them. Sophisticated and suspensful.
Siobhan McQuaid is the bard who tells this tale of her friend Owen Thorskard the Dragon Slayer, who must fight to save the town from dragons and still keep up his grades. A great combination of alternative history, fantasy and teen friendship.
One of 10 black students, selected by an NAACP project to integrate an all-white high school in a small Virginia town in 1959, Sarah deals with name calling, physical violence and ongoing harassment in and out of the school building—and also begins to question her sexual orientation.
Gabi Hernandez chronicles the highs and lows of her senior year in high school: a best friend is pregnant, another has just come out and been kicked out, her father wrestles with a meth addiction and Gabi is just trying to figure out how to be enough. Mexican enough. Thin enough. And smart enough to know herself and express herself honestly.
16-year-old Aidan is being abused by his priest, Father Greg, a man Aidan has long admired. Hauntingly tragic and appropriately claustrophobic, Kiely's beautifully written novel on a difficult subject is geared for older teens.