Alex Award Winners

By: Hassman, Tupelo, 1973-
Obsessively following the edicts of the Girl Scouts Handbook in spite of her lack of a troop, young Rory longs to escape the Reno trailer park where she lives with her bartender mother, an effort marked by her fastidious collection of diaries, social worker reports and other family records. A first novel.
By: Sloan, Robin, 1979-
After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.
By: Derf.
In a graphic novel that was originally self-published, the author offers an account of growing up in the same schools as Jeffrey Dahmer, who went on to become one of the most notorious serial killers and cannibals in U.S. history.
By: Ballard, Chris.
A writer for Sports Illustrated recounts the entertaining journey of hippie, dreamer and intellectual Lynn Sweet, who, arriving in Macon, Illinois in 1966, became the reluctant coach of the Macon Ironmen and led this high-school baseball team through a season they will never forget.
By: Baggott, Julianna.
In a post-apocalyptic world where those undamaged by the cataclysmic events are kept safely inside the Dome, a young girl on the outside teams up with a boy on the inside to search for his missing mother.
By: Erdrich, Louise.
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
By: Brunt, Carol Rifka.
Her world upended by the death of a beloved artist uncle who was the only person who understood her, 14-year-old June is mailed a teapot by her uncle's grieving friend, with whom June forges a poignant relationship.
By: Semple, Maria.
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her in this new novel from the author of This One is Mine.