Alex Awards 2018

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.

Young Adult Library Association

Here are some of the 2017 winners from our catalog! Take a look at the 2018 Winner page for the full list. Don’t forget to contact the Southfield library to place items on hold if we don’t have a copy available right away!

All Systems Red
Wells, Martha
Stuck on a distant planet with an exploratory crew, a Security Robot kills time watching soaps. After a group of scientists is killed, the robot (now calling itself “Murderbot”) must figure out how to save its crew from a similar fate.
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The Clockwork Dynasty
Wilson, Daniel H.
Automata Elena and Peter are "born" in Peter the Great's Russia… or are they? Can they really live in the power-hungry world of humans? And can they find the "breath of life" before it is too late?
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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea
Fleming, Melissa
This gripping account follows Doaa Al Zamel's journey to Egypt and her harrowing days at sea as she leaves her war-torn home for the promise of a better life in Europe.
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She Rides Shotgun
Harper, Jordan
Polly, an 11-year-old girl with “gunfighter eyes,” her teddy bear, and her estranged father suddenly find themselves struggling for survival in a world ruled by gangs. Fast-paced and thrilling, this will get even reluctant readers' hearts racing.
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Things We Have In Common
Kavanagh, Tasha
Yasmin wants to be close to the most beautiful girl in her school, but surely a freak like her has no chance. Unless, that is, she can save her from the man who was staring at her from the woods.
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An Unkindness of Magicians
Howard, Kat
The Wheel is turning and Sydney is determined to have fate spin her way. Meanwhile, magic is faltering and there are people who will do whatever it takes to save it.
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