Finalists for the 2020 Children’s and Young Adults Bloggers’ Literary Awards (Cybils) have been announced. Books of genre interest follow.
Young Adult Speculative Fiction
- Red Hood, Elana K. Arnold (Balzer + Bray)
- Legendborn, Tracy Deonn (Margaret K. McElderry)
- Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything, Raquel Vasquez Gilliland (Simon Pulse)
- Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger, illustrated by Rovina Cai (Levine Querido)
- Burn, Patrick Ness (Quill Tree)
- Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas (Swoon)
- The Guinevere Deception, Kiersten White (Delacorte)
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
- Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch, Julie Abe (Little, Brown)
- Curse of the Night Witch, Alex Aster (Sourcebooks)
- Rival Magic, Deva Fagan (Atheneum)
- Mulan: Before the Sword, Grace Lin (Disney)
- Thirteens, Kate Alice Marshall (Viking)
- A Wish in the Dark, Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick)
- In the Red, Christopher Swiedler (HarperCollins)
- Snapdragon, Kat Leyh (First, Second)
- You Brought Me the Ocean, Alex Sanchez & Julie Maroh (DC)
- Superman Smashes the Klan, Gene Luen Yang & Gurihiru (DC Zoom)
Middle Grade Nonfiction
- How We Got to the Moon, John Rocco (Crown)
The Cybils Awards “aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal.” Winners in each category will be announced on February 14, 2021.
For a complete list of finalists, see the Cybils official site.
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