The ALA awards have been announced, and Kids Book A Day predicted…drum roll, please…zero. Here’s the list. Okay, I’m a little disappointed I didn’t pick either one, but come on, Newbery committee! The three honor books are a picture book and two YA books. Believe me, I’m the last one to begrudge Jason Reynolds a Newbery honor, but Long Way Down features a 15-year-old protagonist contemplating whether or not to murder the guy who killed his brother. And the protagonist of Renee Watson’s Piecing Me Together is a high school junior. The Printz award was created for books like these! Tell me what you think in the comments!