The winner of general YA fiction was Pointe by Brandy Colbert. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jenny Wang won the YA graphic novel division. Matt de la Peña’s The Living won the speculative fiction category.
The winner of best YA nonfiction was The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming, which was also named a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adulters earlier this month.
Books are nominated for the awards in October by readers in the book community. The winners are then handpicked by a group of judges in the book blogging community based on literary merit and popular appeal, though diversity played a large role in choosing this year’s finalists.
“If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious,” said the Cybils team on their website.
For more, visit the Cybils website.