White, Bray Win TSRA Golden Spur Awards

Texas State Reading Association‘s Golden Spur Children’s-YA Awards have been announced. They honor work by Texas authors.

The winner was Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White (Eos/HarperCollins) and the honor books were The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Hyperion)(author interview) and Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About A Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat Mora (Knopf)(recommendation).

The YA award went to Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (Delacorte)(author interview), and the honor books were Light Years by Tammar Stein (Knopf) and Let Me Play, The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future for Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal (Simon & Schuster).