The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002. Link to this page using its short URL, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex 

2011 Winners

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to HarvardGirl in TranslationThe House of Tomorrow
The Lock ArtistThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel The Radleys The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel
Room: A Novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel

  • The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To by DC Pierson
  • Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
  • Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
  • The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
  • The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender
  • The Radleys by Matt Haig
  • The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel by Alden Bell
  • Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
  • The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel by Helen Grant
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