Youth Media Awards 2019

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The American Library Association just announced their 2019 award winners for kids and teens. 


Kelly Jensen
Description: "An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.89 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Claire Hartfield
Description: "Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA ordered 013119
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2019
Emily Jenkins, Sydney Taylor, Paul O. Zelinsky
Description: In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.
Call Number: E Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Mark Oshiro
Description: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals in their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.
Call Number: YA FIC Osh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Madeline Miller, Perdita Weeks, narrator
Description: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child, not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Adib Khorram
Description: Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.
Call Number: YA FIC Kho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Minh Lê, Dan Santat
Description: A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
Call Number: E Le M
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Tara Westover
Description: A memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family, educates herself, and earns degrees including a PhD from Cambridge University.
Call Number: LP 270.092 Wes
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Susan Wood, Duncan Tonatiuh
Description: Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan's space-age lounge music popular in the fifties and sixties has found a new generation of listeners.
Call Number: JB Esq
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Finalist
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham
Description: In this powerful story about the Great Migration, a boy discovers Chicago's postwar South Side, a library that welcomes everyone, and the poetry of Langston Hughes.
Call Number: J FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Kelly Yang
Description: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.
Call Number: J FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Sam Graham-Felsen
Description: Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school--which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely--he'll be friendless for the foreseeable future. Nobody's more surprised than Dave when Marlon Wellings sticks up for him in the school cafeteria. Mar's a loner from the public housing project on the corner of Dave's own gentrifying block, and he confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture: He's nerdy and neurotic, a Celtics obsessive whose favorite player is the gawky, white Larry Bird. Before long, Mar's coming over to Dave's house every afternoon to watch vintage basketball tapes and plot their hustle to Harvard. But as Dave welcomes his new best friend into his world, he realizes how little he knows about Mar's. Cracks gradually form in their relationship, and Dave starts to become aware of the breaks he's been given--and that Mar has not.--Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
Description: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
David Small
Description: Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to dilapidated 1950s Marshfield, California where he is forced to fend for himself against a ring of malicious bullies.
Call Number: FIC Sma
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Kheryn Callender
Description: Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.
Call Number: J FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Ashley Herring Blake
Description: "Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Jessica Love
Description: While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?
Call Number: E Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Jonathan Evison
Description: "Mike Muñoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Evi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison
Description: Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.
Call Number: E Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie
Description: This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, who in 1968 witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice before his assassination--when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest.
Call Number: E Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Tiffany D. Jackson
Description: When her friend Monday Charles goes missing and Monday's mother refuses to give her a straight answer, Claudia digs into her disappearance.
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Kelly Loy Gilbert
Description: Danny Cheng, a Chinese-American teen, grapples with a dangerous revelation about his parents' past, his plans for the future, and his feelings for his best friend, Harry Wong.
Call Number: YA FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes, Scott Magoon
Description: When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being her service dog.
Call Number: E Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Winner
Courtney Summers, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner
Description: Told from the alternating perspectives of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer, and a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's disappearance.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Naomi Novik
Description: "Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nov
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Jonathan Auxier
Description: In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.
Call Number: J FIC Aux
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Oge Mora
Description: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
P. Djèlí Clark
Description: "Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Her sights are set on securing passage aboard Captain Ann-Marie's smuggler airship Midnight Robber, earning the captain's trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls the Black God's Drums. But Creeper keeps another secret close to her heart-- Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, who speaks inside her head and grants her divine powers. And Oya has her own priorities..." -- Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Meghan MacLean Weir
Description: Esther Ann Hicks is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage-- and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media, how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
Call Number: LP FIC Wei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil, Robin Miles
Description: It was 1994, and in 100 days, more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Six-year-old Clemantine Wamariya and sister Claire spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety and hiding while witnessing unimaginable cruelty. At age twelve, Clemantine and Claire were granted asylum in the United States. Raw, urgent, yet disarmingly beautiful, this book captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory.
Call Number: 967.571 Wam
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Varian Johnson
Description: Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Call Number: J FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Jessica Oliveros, Dana Wulfekotte
Description: James has a bunch of balloons, each of which holds a special memory, but as his grandfather ages and loses his own balloons, James discovers that he is gaining new ones.
Call Number: E Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Kekla Magoon
Description: Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.
Call Number: J FIC Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes
Description: Explores the formation of the universe.
Call Number: E Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Leslie Connor
Description: As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.
Call Number: J FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2019
Vesper Stamper
Description: Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.
Call Number: YA FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
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(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health
Kelly Jensen
616.89 Don
Let The Children March
Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison
E Cla
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots Of 1919
Claire Hartfield
YA ordered 013119
Memphis, Martin, And The Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike Of 1968
Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie
E Dun
All-Of-A-Kind Family Hanukkah
Emily Jenkins, Sydney Taylor, Paul O. Zelinsky
E Jen
Monday's Not Coming
Tiffany D. Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Anger Is A Gift
Mark Oshiro
YA FIC Osh
Picture Us In The Light
Kelly Loy Gilbert
YA FIC Gil
Circe [Audiobook]
Madeline Miller, Perdita Weeks, narrator
FIC Mil
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes, Scott Magoon
E Ken
Darius The Great Is Not Okay
Adib Khorram
YA FIC Kho
Sadie [Audiobook]
Courtney Summers, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner
YA FIC Sum
Drawn Together
Minh Lê, Dan Santat
E Le M
Spinning Silver
Naomi Novik
FIC Nov
Educated: A Memoir [Large Print]
Tara Westover
LP 270.092 Wes
Sweep: The Story Of A Girl And Her Monster
Jonathan Auxier
J FIC Aux
Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist
Susan Wood, Duncan Tonatiuh
JB Esq
Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora
E Mor
Finding Langston [Audiobook]
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham
J FIC Cli
The Black God's Drums
P. Djèlí Clark
FIC Cla
Front Desk
Kelly Yang
J FIC Yan
The Book Of Essie [Large Print]
Meghan MacLean Weir
LP FIC Wei
Green: A Novel
Sam Graham-Felsen
FIC Gra
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story Of War And What Comes After [Audiobook]
Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil, Robin Miles
967.571 Wam
Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women And The Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
E She
The Parker Inheritance
Varian Johnson
J FIC Joh
Home After Dark: A Novel
David Small
FIC Sma
The Remember Balloons
Jessica Oliveros, Dana Wulfekotte
E Oli
Hurricane Child
Kheryn Callender
J FIC Cal
The Season Of Styx Malone
Kekla Magoon
J FIC Mag
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter To The World
Ashley Herring Blake
J FIC Bla
The Stuff Of Stars
Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes
E Bau
Julián Is A Mermaid
Jessica Love
E Lov
The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle
Leslie Connor
J FIC Con
Lawn Boy [Large Print]
Jonathan Evison
LP FIC Evi
What The Night Sings
Vesper Stamper
YA FIC Sta