The American Library Association is currently holding its annual midwinter meeting and exhibits conference, and part of the event is its Youth Media Awards—which houses the Alex Awards, a slate of prizes that are handed out “to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18,” from the prior year.
The ALA just announced this year’s Alex Award winners, and it includes a number of science fiction and fantasy titles.
Here’s the list of this year’s winners:
- Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, published by Saga Press/Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, published by Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a division of Macmillan
- The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone by Colin O’Brady, published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
- Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams Comicarts
- The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony, published by Park Row Books, an imprint of Harlequin, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
- The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, published by Saga Press/Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
- Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins
- Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi, published by Tordotcom, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a division of Macmillan
- Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh, published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
- We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel by Quan Barry, published by Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House
You can see the full list of awards and winners here.