Check out the 2007 American Library Association award winners in all the children’s/YA categories at YALSA (or the ALA has now updated their site). The Printz went to Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese (with honorable mentions to S&S favorites M.T. Anderson, John Green, Marcus Zusak and Sonya Hartnett). It’s nice to see a graphic novel win the top honor, so I won’t even carp about how Anderson was robbed.
Oh, and congratulations to Cynthia Lord for her Newbery Honor and Schneider Award!
Reaction from Kelly at Big A little a
and from winner Cynthia
and J.L. Bell on serious themes in the honored books
and John Green jumping up and down (not at all like a little girl)
and Maureen Johnson cracks hilariously wise