This month the Young Adult Library Services Association announced the shortlists for two new book awards.
• “Ash” by Malinda Lo, by published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
• “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
• “The Everafter” by Amy Huntley, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
• “Flash Burnout” by L.K. Madigan, published by Houghton Mifflin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
• “hold still” by Nina LaCour, published by Dutton Children’s Books, a Division of Penguin Young Readers Group
• “Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream” by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick
• “Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith” by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
• “Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice” by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/ Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
• “The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous and Stupendous Life of the Showman P. T. Barnum” by Candace Fleming, published by Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House
• “Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland” by Sally M. Walker, published by Carolrhoda/Lerner
The winning titles for both awards, as well as Morris shortlist titles and YALSA Nonfiction Award winners at a free reception on Monday, Jan. 18 from 8-10 p.m. at Westin Copley Place Essex Center South.
Teens ages 13-18 can make a 1-3 minute book trailer for any of the nominated books (or if they’d like, all of the nominees in one trailer), upload them to YouTube using the tags “yalsamorris” or “yalsanf,” and they can win a box of books and a $100 gift certificate to a major bookstore. Book trailers must be uploaded to YouTube by Jan. 17. YALSA will name both winners at the Youth Media Awards in Boston at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting on Jan. 18.