Finalists for the 2021 Children’s and Young Adults Bloggers’ Literary Awards (Cybils) have been announced. Books of genre interest follow.
Young Adult Speculative Fiction
- Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen)
- The City Beautiful, Aden Polydoros (Inkyard)
- The Gilded Ones, Namina Forna (Delacorte)
- The Mirror Season, Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel & Friends)
- The Ones We’re Meant to Find, Joan He (Roaring Brook)
- Vespertine, Margaret Rogerson (Margaret K. McElderry)
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
- Amari and the Night Brothers, B.B. Alston (Balzer + Bray)
- Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls, Kaela Rivera (HarperCollins)
- Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom, Sangu Mandanna (Viking)
- The Last Cuentista, Donna Barba Higuera (Levine Querido)
- The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, Anne Ursu (Walden Pond)
- Too Bright to See, Kyle Lukoff (Dial)
YA Graphic Novel
- The Girl from the Sea, Molly Knox Ostertag (GRAPHIX)
Graphic Novel Elementary/Middle Grade
- Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo (Dutton)
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, 2022.
For a complete list of finalists, see the Cybils official site.
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