Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Milwaukee County Teen Book Award

The Milwaukee County Federated Library System Young Adult Services Committee (wow, what a mouthful!) is thrilled to announce the first annual Milwaukee County Teen Book Award! The MCTBA was created this year to promote teen reading and literature by highlighting books published for teens of both quality and appeal, especially in regard to teens in Milwaukee County. The 2010 award finalists were selected from books published between September 1, 2008, and August 31, 2009. So, without further ado, our 2010 finalists are... Wintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonGraceling by Kristin CashoreGeektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil CastellucciThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCarter Finally Gets It by Brent CrawfordAlong for the Ride by Sarah DessenIf I Stay by Gayle FormanKing of the Screw-Ups by K.L. GoingJumping Off Swings by Jo KnowlesHero Type by Barry LygaPeace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren MyracleThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessBurn by Suzanne PhillipsResponse by Paul VolponiThe Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Teens can vote for their favorite by going to http://mctba.wordpress.com/, checking out the MCTBA ballot, and emailing, snail mailing, or dropping off their vote. Voting runs through March 1st, and the winner and up to three honor titles will be announced April 1st. We just wanted to share our excitement about getting this award off the ground with all you fellow YA book lovers!

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