Book News: Spring 2020 Awards Round-Up

In the discombobulation of the past few months, we missed a number of annual book award announcements. To catch us all up, we’ve rounded up the YA category winners who have been recognized since March in the list below. There are familiar faces here, with some authors, like Elizabeth Acevedo and Julie Berry, receiving yet more well-deserved accolades, as well as some new voices receiving attention. Click on their titles to find access to downloadable audio and ebook versions in our Cloud Library.


Audie AwardsAwarded by the Audio Publishers Association to the best audio and spoken word productions of the year

Winner
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Finalists
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian, narrated by Lauren Ambrose, Vikas Adam, and Michael Crouch

Lovely War by Julie Berry, narrated by Jayne Entwistle, et al

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, narrated by Bahni Turpin

With the Fire on High, written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo


Bram Stoker AwardsAwarded by the Horror Writer’s Association

Oware Mosaic by Nzondi


Edgar AwardsAwarded by the Mystery Writers of America

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer


Los Angeles Times Book PrizesRecognizing outstanding literary work

When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn (ebook)


Translated YA Book PrizesAwarded by the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano (audio and ebook)
Maresi Red Mantle by Maria Turtschaninoff, translated from the Swedish by A. A. Prime


Walden AwardsAwarded by ALAN and NCTE to a novel demonstrating a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit

Winner
Lovely War by Julie Berry (audio and ebook)

Finalists
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio and ebook)

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (audio and ebook)

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (audio and ebook)

White Rose by Kip Wilson (ebook)

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