YALSA 2013 William C. Morris & Non-Fiction Award Finalists
YALSA selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA also selected five books as finalists for the 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012.YALSA will name the 2013 award winners at the Youth Media Awards at 7:45 AM Pacific Time on Monday,January 28 during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.
The 2013 Morris Finalists are:
Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo After the Snow by S. D. Crockett The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The 2013 Non-Fiction Award Finalists are: Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
by Phillip Hoose Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
Teens, share your opinions about what you’d like to see and do at Wauconda Area Library while earning community service hours. Help tackle projects, meet new people, and have fun! TAB participation looks great on job and college applications and will allow you to make a difference at your library. To get involved, stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to pick up an application. You don’t need a completed application to attend meetings, but your parent or guardian must sign your application before you can participate in volunteer projects.
Survive the latest fictional dystopia with Keep Calm and Read On, our winter reading club for teens. You get to choose how you will participate: read a book, attend a library program, or even snap a picture with your favorite manga. For each activity you complete, you will receive a drawing slip to enter weekly prize drawings, which will also count toward the grand prize – a Nook Simple Touch eReader and a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. The more activities you complete, the better your chances to win. Stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to receive a reading log and a special treat to get you started!