ALA Youth Media Awards 2023

Today is the day!  The American Library Association announced the 2023 Youth Media Award winners this morning at their LibLearnX conference in New Orleans!  Many of our staff's favorite books (make sure you take a look at our lists in the Downloads section of Katie Jane's Corner) were honored.  Add these to YOUR to-read list pronto!

Newbery Medal
Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Newbery Honors
Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Caldecott Medal
Hot Dog illustrated by Doug Salati

Caldecott Honors
Ain't Burned All the Bright illustrated by Jason Griffin
Berry Song illustrated by Michaela Goade
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by Janelle Washington
Knight Owl illustrated by Christopher Denise

Printz Award
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Printz Honors
Scout's Honor by Lily Anderson
Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei
Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality by Eliot Schrefer

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award
Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual illustrated by Frank Morrison

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by Janelle Washington

Pura Belpré Illustration Award
Where Wonder Grows illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia

Pura Belpré Author Award
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Picture Book
From the Tops of the Trees by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Rachel Wad

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Children's Literature
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Youth Literature
Himawari House by Harmony Becker

Sydney Taylor Book Award: Picture Book
The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs by Chana Stiefel, illustrated by Susan Gal

Sydney Taylor Book Award: Middle Grade
Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Low

Sydney Taylor Book Award: Young Adult
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

Schneider Family Book Award (ages 0-8)
Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

Schneider Family Book Award (ages 9-13)
Wildoak by C.C. Harrington

Schneider Family Book Award (ages 14-18)
The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
I Did It! by Michael Emberely

Sibert Award
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge, illustrated by Lauren Tamaki

Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award
Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild, illustrated by Charlene Chua
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

William C. Morris Award
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Target Age

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