The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of their 2014 Writing Award, which honours contributions to young adult literature discussions which have furthered critical analysis of young adult literature and have been applied usefully to young adult library services in America.
The awards celebrate the year’s best journal article and blog posts written by YALSA members. This year’s four prize winners are as follows:
- Best article in the previous volume of Young Adult Library Services (YALS): Erica Gauquier and Jessica Schneider for “Minecraft Programs in the Library: If You Build It, They Will Come.” (Vol. 11, Number 2)
- Best post on The Hub: Molly Wetta for “What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘Strong’ Heroines in Young Adult Fiction”
- Best article in the previous volume of The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults: Sarah Hannah Gómez for “This, That, Both, Neither: The Badging of Biracial Identity in Young Adult Realism” Vol. 3, April 2013l.
- Best post on the YALSAblog: Kelly Czarnecki, Marie Harris and April Pavis for “Serving Homeless Teens: What You Need to Know Part 1 of 3,” “Serving Homeless Teens: What You Need to Know Part 2 of 3,” and “Serving Homeless Teens: other ways to help – part 3”
To learn more about the Young Adult Library Services Association, visit their website.