In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee (ITM), a committee under the umbrella of Library Services for Youth in Custody (LYSC), is thrilled to announce the top non-fiction, fiction, and Social Justice/Advocacy winning titles as well as the 2015 In The Margins Top Ten List and 2015 In The Margins Official List. In the Margins is committed to promoting and highlighting diverse books and voices that have been in the margins. ITM strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three.
The winners of the 2015 In the Margins Fiction and Non Fiction award are:
In the Margins Top Fiction Award, 2015: How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
In the Margins Top Non-Fiction Award, 2015: Left for Dead by Ebony Canion
The winner of the 2015 In The Margins Social Justice/Advocacy award is:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
For our 2015 list, we considered over 200 titles. 56 titles were nominated for the list, 7 of which were considered for the Social Justice/Advocacy Award.
The 2015 committee is now OPEN. WE HAVE FOUR OPENINGS FOR NEXT YEAR! TERM TO BEGIN FEB, 2015. Please fill out the application to be considered for the committee beginning in February, 2015. Committee membership & requirements including our nomination and voting process.
Access to Wiki/Book discussions: If you are a librarian (or person) serving youth in custody and would like access to the wiki in order to read the discussions about up and coming titles, request access here. Please provide your name and where you work in order to be granted access.
Nominate a title for the 2016 List. Titles nominated by non-committee members must be seconded by a committee member. We will look at all nominated titles.
For our 2014 list, we considered over 200 titles. 30 titles made our 2014 In The Margins Official Nominations List. 25 titles made our 2014 In The Margins Offical List. We also chose a 2014 Top Ten List. 12 of our titles are unique to our list, and 13 are also highlighted as nominees or are awards for other lists. Are these the Best of the best?
For more information, contact Amy Cheney
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