The Envelope, Please!

osc-banner_statuetteWouldn’t it be great if there were Book Oscars – one big awards show for authors and their works that millions of people tuned into? Instead, there are so many state and other book awards, some with the most interesting titles: Danziger Awards for Hilarious Children’s Books, the Sasquatch Awards, Young Hoosier, and Flume to name a few.

We at the LFHS Library have been getting some incredible books this school year, and have narrowed our selections down to those that are worthy of winning golden statues.

And the nominees are…

For Best Visual Effects:
Ms. Marvel – writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Adrian Alphona (Hugo Award Winner)

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (Abraham Lincoln Award Finalist)

Black Panther – writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates ; pencils/layouts, Chris Sprouse

For Best Director/Author:
Frederik Bachman (Goodreads Choice Award Winner)

Jason Reynolds (Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, National Book Award Finalist, Newberry and Printz Award Honoree, Walter Dean Meyers Winner, and Kirkus Award Winner)

Amie Kaufman (Aurealis Awards Winner)

For Lead Actor:
Simon from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (William C. Morris Award Winner)

Cormoran Strike from The Cuckoo´s Calling by Robert Galbraith (Amazon Best Books Nominee)

Rufus and Mateo from They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Young Adult Speculative Fiction Finalist)

For Leading Lady:
Natasha from The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (National Book Award Finalist)

Star from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ( Goodreads Choice Awards – YA Winner)

Julia from I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez, Chicago author (National Book Award Finalist)

For Best Documentary:
Chasing King´s Killer by James Swanson

Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Michelle Burford and Diane Guerrero

All of these nominees are available in the LFHS Library.  You´re the readers, you decide the winners!

All About the Books

Now that finals are over, add something fresh, learn something new, and make 2018 the best year yet! Try something fun and consider becoming part of the LFHS Book Club, complete with the Varsity Reading Challenges. Meetings are usually twice a month with times before and after school.

Here are some recently published books that the “Varsity Reading Team” is discussing in 2018:
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The Hate U Give
 by Angie Thomas
Jan. 23 @7:30 am in the LFHS library

 


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Waking in Time
 by Angie Stanton
February dates: TBA

 

 

Book Club selections are available in the library one month beforehand. Have questions? Ask Librarian and club sponsor Ms. Fumarolo for more information or join our Schoology group!

Best Books: Margot

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Margot, Class of 2021, has seven books she considers her best reads, including Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Here’s her take on them:

Lily and the Octopus by Stephen Rowley: “It was a really moving story that I thoroughly enjoyed for its emotional value and strong statement on the fragility of life.”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: “This book (or maybe The Help) is probably my favorite–it makes you think about an issue that is very prominent today, and addresses multiple facets of the issue, which is racism and police brutality.”

Ruta Sepetys’ novels Salt to the Sea, Out of the Easy, and Between Shades of Gray: “I really love historical fiction, and these three are excellent historical fiction novels that one can relate to the characters.”

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: “This is an excellent memoir that makes you think about the vulnerability of life, and how one life affects others. This book made me cry.”

The Help by Kathryn Stockett: “Highly acclaimed for good reason, this is another excellent historical fiction story that is enjoyable to read and hard to put down. The multiple points of view keep the story moving, and it relays information, even though it’s through a fictional outlet.”

Click on the book titles to learn more about Margot’s fav books on Goodreads.com.