ALA Youth Media Award Winners
Congratulations to our American Library Association Youth Media Award honorees!
Cursed received the Schneider Family Book Award, recognizing "a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences."
Fourteen-year-old Ricky Bloom is pissed off. Her body hurts constantly (thanks, chronic illness), her family's a mess (thanks, Disaster-Formerly-Known-As-My-Parents), and her crush is completely clueless. What's a girl to do but cuss (a lot) and skip school (also a lot)? When her truancy (a.k.a. The Charade) is discovered, Ricky might have to do the unthinkable:repeat ninth grade. She'll do whatever it takes to get the hell out of middle school – even if it means changing the person she's become.
The Great Nijinsky was a finalist for the Young Adult Library Services Association Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon: Vaslav Nijinsky was the first superstar of the twentieth century. Though his dedication and artistry built a name that is still a byword for excellence in ballet, his tumultuous personal life and worsening mental illness destroyed his career and the last thirty years of his life. Lynn Curlee's elegant, intimate portraits and meticulously researched text capture this charismatic figure in all his complexity.
CharlesbridgeTEEN features storytelling that presents new ideas and an evolving world. Our carefully curated stories give voice to unforgettable characters with unique perspectives. We publish books that inspire teens to cheer or sigh, laugh or reflect, reread or share with a friend, and ultimately, pick up another book. Our mission—to make reading irresistible!