Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pure wins an Alex Award from the American Library Association

Yesterday,  the winners of the Alex Award were announced by the American Library Association, those who choose Newbery, Printz, Caldecott... And Pure has won for 2013!

The Alex Awards go to adult novels that have particular appeal for teen readers. PURE is published by an adult publishing house, it's not a young adult novel and so couldn't compete for the Printz. The company I keep among current and past Alex Award-winners is, well, quite something. On this current list you'll find Louise Erdrich's The Round House, for example. Here's more on the prize, current and past winners. 

Pure is also the first book chosen for the new book club of The Tallahassee Democrat's newspaper. For more information, you can click here.