Wouldn’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!