Alex Award

I am so thrilled to hear that Tell the Wolves I’m Home has been honoured with an American Library Association Alex Award. This is one of my absolute favourite awards. It focuses on adult books with special appeal to teens. I love the broadness of scope of the award. It includes novels, short story collections, non-fiction, graphic novels, memoir and more. I have plundered the past winners list many times when I’ve been at a loss for what to read next. You can have a look at the current and past winners here:

A particular favourite of mine is The Oxford Project by Stephen G. Bloom from the 2009 list. Bloom photographed residents of a small Iowa town in 1984 and then went back again in 2005 to document the changes over 21 years of participant’s lives. Very compelling and highly recommended.