2009 Nestle Very Best in Youth Program

23 06 2008

The Nestlé USA Very Best in Youth Program honors young people ages 13 to 18 who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place. There is a maximum award of $1000. Eligible youth must be ages 13 to 18 and demonstrate good citizenship, a strong academic record and show how they have made a special contribution to their school, church or the community.

Also, entrants must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to submit their nomination.

Deadline: November 20, 2008.


Teen Book Awards

18 01 2008

On January 14, in the City of Brotherly Love (that’s Philadelphia, in case you didn’t know), the American Library Association announced several important teen book awards.

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature was won by The White Darkness, written by Geraldine McCaughrean.

White DarknessWhen Uncle Victor whisks Sym away to Paris, she is delighted. He’s been so kind and attentive, preparing her a special diet, teaching her all about advanced science and the Antarctic, and taking good care of her and Mum ever since her father died. When the short jaunt turns into a surprise trip to Antarctica, Sym is even more thrilled at the chance to visit the final resting place of her secret confidant, the doomed polar explorer Titus Oates. But the trip soon becomes a struggle against a deadly wilderness and a lunatic’s ambitions.Ender’s GameEnder’s Shadow

The Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature was won by Orson Scott Card. He is famous for such titles as Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow.

The Alex Awards are given to adult books with teen appeal. This year, they were awarded to the following titles:

American ShaolinSpellman FilesBad MonkeysThe God of AnimalsBirth of an EmpireThe Night BirdsEssex County, Vol 1: Tales from the FarmMister PipThe Name of the WindA Long Way Gone

To find out more about these and other awards, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists

Fore more information on these books in the library, ask a librarian or check out our catalog.