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Free Literary Sampler: 2011 ALA Youth Media Awards Mixtape

Looking for some great YA or children’s books? We’ve created a special literary mixtape linking to free samples of books by many of the winners of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Youth Media Awards.

Read about all the 2011 winners here. Follow the links below to read the samples. Over the holidays, we made similar mixtapes linking to samples of the Best Books of 2010.

Below, you can find samples for these categories: the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature winner, the Newbery Honor Books, the Randolph Caldecott Medal winner, the Caldecott Honor Books, the Michael L. Printz Award winner, the Printz Honor Books, the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award winner, the King Author Honor Books, the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award winner, and the King Illustrator Honor Book.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Laban Carrick Hill

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen

A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead & written by Philip C. Stead

Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix illustrated by Javaka Steptoe and written by Gary Golio

Nothing by Janne Teller

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

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