EVENT DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Early in December, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named five books as finalists for the 2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013. We at SLJ are very excited to invite you to join us for a live webcast as we talk with the finalists; hear a bit about the research, writing, and design of these marvelous books; and learn about what goes into making the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens.
YALSA will name the 2014 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 27, in Philadelphia during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.
The 2014 finalists are:
• The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi written by Neal Bascomb, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic
• Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design written by Chip Kidd, published by Workman
• Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II written by Martin W. Sandler, published by Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.
• Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers written by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press
• The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy written by James L. Swanson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic
Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!
Neal Bascomb - Author, The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi, Scholastic
James Swanson - Author, The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Scholastic
Chip Kidd - Author, Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design, Workman Publishing Company
Tanya Lee Stone - Author, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers, Candlewick Press
Martin W. Sandler - Author, Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II, Walker Books an Imprint of Bloomsbury
Luann Toth - Managing Editor, SLJ Book Review
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