Monday, January 25, 2010

Books for Teens: ALA's Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Harper is pleased to have two books on the 2010 list!

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the inspiring story of a young man in Africa who used the only resources available to him to build a windmill and elevate the lives and spirits of those in his community. William Kamkwamba’s achievements with wind energy should serve as a model of what one person, with an inspired idea, can do to tackle the crisis we face. His book tells a moving and exciting story.”
— AL GORE, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate

In the stories of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic.

"Kevin Wilson’s stories show us a world that is both real and full of illusion…. He forces us to look at our own lives in a new and slightly off-kilter way."
ANN PATCHETT, bestselling author of Bel Canto

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