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Alex Awards 2016

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.
 
The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Edwards pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. Her work is described in her book FAIR GARDEN AND THE SWARM OF BEASTS and over the years she has served as an inspiration to many librarians who serve young adults. The Alex Awards are named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” by her friends.
 
 

October 2016

This month's New in Paperback roundup includes WOLF BY WOLF, Ryan Graudin's historical fiction novel that shows a world that could have been if the Nazis won WWII; THE ROSE SOCIETY, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the greatly-anticipated sequel in her The Young Elites trilogy; and SPINDLE, Shonna Slayton's unique retelling of the Briar Rose fairytale.