Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders. New to paper. Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

Freshwater

By Akwaeke Emezi. Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities. A first novel.

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2018 ALA Award winners

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Hello Universe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Wolf in the Snow

 

 

And Nina LaCour has won the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award for We Are Okay

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers 

The William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens was given to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Pura  Belpre (Author) Award: Ruth Behar’s Lucky Broken Girl

Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award: La Princesa and the Pea, written by Susan Middleton Elya

Coretta Scott King (Author) Honor Book: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Books: Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Charlie & Mouse

 

 

Robert F. Sibert Medal: Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

For a full list of the winners, here is a Publisher’s Weekly article HERE.

Heart Berries: A Memoir

By Terese Marie Mailhot.

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The Line Becomes a River

By Francisco Cantu. An award-winning writer and former agent for the U.S. Border Patrol describes his upbringing as the son of a park ranger and grandson of a Mexican immigrant, who, upon joining the Border Patrol, encountered the violence and political rhetoric that overshadows life for both migrants and the police.

Only Killers and Thieves: A Novel

By Paul Howarth. Two adolescent brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power after a tragedy shatters their family on the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia. A first novel.

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I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

By Maggie O’Farrell. Presents a memoir told entirely in seventeen near-death experiences stemming from a dangerous childhood illness, accidents, an encounter with a disturbed person, and the author’s daily efforts to protect her daughter from the vulnerabilities of a high-risk condition.

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An American Marriage: A Novel (Signed Copies)

By Tayari Jones. When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband’s sentence is suddenly overturned. By the author of Silver Sparrow.

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How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig. A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians’ rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague. By the best-selling author of Reasons to Stay Alive.

 

The Great Alone: A Novel

By Kristin Hannah. When her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season. By the best-selling author of The Nightingale.

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