Friday, 15 January 2016

2016 YALSA Bests for Young Adults recognize numerous youngCanLit titles

Each year, YALSA presents lists of best fiction, popular paperbacks, amazing audiobooks and great graphic novels for Young Adults after the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting.  The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The lists comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and non-fiction.

It was a banner year for youngCanLit with six titles included in the Best Fiction for Young Adults (there was only one last year), two titles amongst the Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and three in the Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.


Of the 64 titles included, the following youngCanLit titles were recognized:

The Truth Commission 
by Susan Juby
Razorbill Canada

by Martine Leavitt
Groundwood Books

When Everything Feels Like the Movies
by Raziel Reid
Arsenal Pulp

All the Rage
by Courtney Summers
St. Martin's Press

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten
Doubleday Canada/Random House Canada

The Emperor of Any Place
by Tim Wynne-Jones

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine
Illustrated by Claudia Davila
Kids Can Press

SuperMutant Magic Academy
by Jillian Tamaki
Drawn & Quarterly

In Real Life
by Cory Doctorow
Illustrated by Jen Wang
First Second

This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Groundwood Books

Blood Red Road
by Moira Young
Random House 

Lovely to see so many books of YACanLit recognized!

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