|American Library Association
2007 Alex Awards
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books that will appeal to teen readers to receive the 2007 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, were announced at the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, January 19-24, and will appear with full annotations in the March 1 issue of Booklist magazine.
Among the 10 selected adult books is THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT by Ron Rash.
The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in recommending adult books that appeal to teens. The award is named in honor of the late Margaret Alexander Edwards, fondly called “Alex” by her closest friends, a young adult specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. She used adult books extensively with young adults to broaden their experience and enrich their understanding of themselves and their world.