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Hi Teenreaders,

I hope you’re having a great start to 2016; it's hard to believe January is just about over! At Teenreads, I certainly have. Why, you ask? Because I got to go to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Conference!

I realize that it might not have the most enticing name in the world, but believe me --- this conference is YA heaven. The best books of 2015 get recognized at the Youth Media Awards (YMAs), authors speak on panels about everything from diversity to fantasy, and, at every turn, you run into librarians, publishers and authors who are dying to tell you about the best book they just finished or compare notes on which upcoming novels they should read on the way home. Since it’s impossible to talk about everything I encountered that weekend, I decided to share a few of my favorite quotes below:

As I'm sure many of you know, on Monday, January 11th, the American Library Association (ALA) announced their winners of some of the biggest book prizes of the year (and I was lucky enough to be in the audience!).

We wanted to share the results with you, so read on for all of the details and to see if your favorite book won anything this year!

Hi Teenreaders,

Happy 2016! Whether you were cuddled up in your pajamas watching the ball drop when the clock struck midnight or ringing in the New Year with sparkling 2016-shaped glasses, sequined pants and confetti, I’m guessing that you all had the same general thoughts: I’m going to do everything I can to make this a great year.

While I fully support your ambitions to eat healthier, learn a new skill and be kinder to your siblings, I can’t do much to help you with that. For all of your bookish resolutions, though? You came to the right place!

I consulted with our Teen Board members this month to figure out some of the best goals for the literary-minded and included a few of their ideas below: