The results of the Youth Media Awards are in, and per usual, they go to books I've never heard of! Huzzah!
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman (Look! One I've actually read!)
The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater
Dead End in Norvelt written by Jack Gantos
Inside Out & Back Again written by Thanhha Lai
Breaking Stalin’s Nose written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
A Ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka
Blackout illustrated and written by John Rocco
Grandpa Green illustrated and written by Lane Smith (Yay Lane Smith!)
Me … Jane illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield
Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack
Get full results for all awards here.
So there you have it. What do you think? I'm starting to get super annoyed with the Printz committee. Where's Chime? Where's Daughter of Smoke and Bones? They're not even honor books? What is this Where Things Come Back that no one has ever heard of? It better be pretty flipping fabulous.