Our 2014 ALA Youth Media Award Nominees

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Our 2014 ALA Youth Media Award Nominees

ALA-YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

Fleming, Candace. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia published by Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books

2014 ALA-YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

Muldrow, Diane. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book. 2013. Illus. Random House/Golden Books, $9.99. 978-0-307-97761-8. Fun, bright illustrations that are eye-catching from books we all read as kids with new life lessons attached to older Golden Books.

de la Peña, Matt. The Living. 2013. Delacorte Press, $17.99. 978-0-385-74120-0. Earthquakes, tsunamis and a plague—Shy is having a very bad day.

Hubbard, Jenny. And We Stay. 2014. Random House/Delacorte Press, $16.99. 978-0-385-74057-9. Emily Beam is packed off to a fancy boarding school after her boyfriend’s suicide.

Krys, Michelle. Hexed. 2014. Random House/Delacorte Press, $17.99. 978-0-385-74337-2. Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie is about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

Lawrence, Theo. Toxic Heart. 2014. Random House/Delacorte Press, $17.99. 978-0-385-74162-0. Mystic City is wracked by rebellion. In order to bring the ruling elite led by her family and the uprising led by her boyfriend together in peace, Aria Rose must first find a mystical artifact of tremendous power.

Lockhart, E. We Were Liars. 2014. Random House/Delacorte Press, $17.99. 978-0-385-74126-2. Suffering from memory loss and crippling headaches, Cadence Sinclair is trying to put together the pieces of her life, one lie at a time.

2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Aslan, Austin. The Islands at the End of the World. Random House/Wendy Lamb Books. 2014. 384 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74402-7. After a worldwide disaster, Leilani and her father embark on a dangerous journey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island.

Bedford, Martyn. Never Ending. Random House/Wendy Lamb. 2014. 291 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-73991-7. Haunted with guilt and blaming herself for her younger brother’s death, Shiv becomes an in-patient at a clinic with others like her. Can the unconventional therapy there bring her back from the edge?

Carleson, J. C. The Tyrant’s Daughter. Knopf. 2014. 295 p. ISBN: 978-0-449-80997-6. Laila’s father was king of an unnamed Middle Eastern country before being killed in a coup. Now living in exile in suburban Washington, D.C., Laila searches for the truth about her family’s past and its prospective future.

Fredericks, Mariah. Season of the Witch. Random House/Schwartz and Wade. 2013. 256 p. ISBN: 978-0-449-81277-8. Tired of being bullied, Toni turns to a new friend and the possibility of revenge using hexes, spells, and other psychic abilities—witchcraft, in short.

Hattemer, Kate. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy. Knopf. 2014. 323 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-75378-4. When their school decides to host a reality TV show of dubious distinction, four students band together to save the school and its students from commercial exploitation.

Lockhart, E. We Were Liars. Delacorte Press. 2014. 225 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74126-2. Suffering from serious injuries, Cadence doesn’t remember much from the summer of her fifteenth year spent on Beechwood Island. Two years later, she returns to try to fill in the persistent gaps in her memories.

Parsons, Mark Huntley. Road Rash. Knopf. 2014. 343 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-75342-5. Drummer Zach has the best summer of his life when he goes on the road with his band, Bad Habit.

Reinhardt, Dana. We Are the Goldens. Random House/Wendy Lamb. 2014. 197 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74257-3. Nell, who has always worshipped and adored her older sister, discovers a secret about her that changes everything.

Templeman, McCormick. The Glass Casket. Delacorte Press. 2014. 345 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74345-7. Tragic deaths, love lost, and superstitious beliefs lead Rowan on a journey to save not only herself but also her friends and family.

Walrath, Dana. Like Water on Stone. Delacorte Press. 2014. 353 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74397-6. It’s 1914 and orphans Shahen, Sosi, and Mariam are fleeing into the mountains to escape the encroaching Armenian genocide. Will they survive?

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