Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vote for the 2010 Thumbs Up! Book Award

The nominees for the 2010 Thumbs Up! Book Award have been announced. Now is your chance to vote for your choice.

Pick up a ballot from the library or print one here. All votes must be received by May 29.

Here are links to the books we own. Others may be requested through MeLCat (our interlibrary loan system).

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (also on Playaway)
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
If I Stay: A Novel
by Gayle Forman
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year-old GI by Ryan Smithson
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Monstrumologist: William James Henry by Richard Yancey

The Thumbs Up! Award was established in 1986 to recognize the excellence, and to celebrate the uniqueness of Teen/Young Adult literature. A committee, consisting of Young Adult and Teen Librarians, meets several times during the year to determine the winner. Beginning in 2001, the Thumbs Up! Committee has included a teen vote. For more information or to see previous winners, visit the Michigan Library Association's website.

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