Earlier this week, we celebrated as the American Library Association awarded THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B by Teresa Toten the Schneider Family Book Award in the teen category. For more on the award and a full list of ALA 2016 winners, please see: http://ala.unikron.co/2016/YMA2016%20WRAP%20RELEASE%20-%20FINAL.pdf. THE UNLIKELY HERO was one of two winning Canadian books this year, as Quill & Quire noted: http://www.quillandquire.com/awards/2016/01/12/two-canadian-titles-recognized-with-2016-ala-youth-media-awards/
Now we cheer at the news that THE UNLIKELY HERO made the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults and the YALSA 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers lists. For the full lists, please see: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2016-quick-picks-reluctant-young-adult-readers and http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2016-best-fiction-young-adults.