MORE 2007 ALSC Literary and Related Award Winners
Michael L. Printz Award
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen (First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership).
Printz Honor Books
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.)
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett (Candlewick Press)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books).
Coretta Scott King Book Award
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers).
King Author Honor Book
The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes (G.P. Putnum's Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group).
King Illustrator Book Award
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children).
King Illustrator Honor Books
Jazz illustrated by Christopher Myers, written by Walter Dean Myers (Holiday House, Inc.)
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes illustrated by Benny Andrews, edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.)
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
Lois Lowry author of The Giver (Walter Lorraine Books/Houghton Mifflin Company).
"As an Asian American, "American Born Chinese" is the book I've been waiting for all my life."--Derek Kirk Kim A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, "American Born Chinese" tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. "American Born Chinese" is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax.