Youth Media Awards 2018

On Monday, February 12, 2018, the American Library Association announced its 2018 award winners at their Midwinter conference in Denver, Colorado, honoring a number of titles for children and teens, based on various criteria.  Here are the winners and honor titles for the major awards:

Caldecott Medal [for children's picture book illustration]:
Search the catalog for Wolf in the SnowWolf in the Snow, written & illustrated by Matthew Cordell
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Newbery Medal [for "distinguished contribution to American literature for children"]:
Search the catalog for Hello, UniverseHello, Universe , written by Erin Entrada Kelly 
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Printz Award Winner [for "best writing in young adult literature"]: 
Search the catalog for We Are OkayWe Are Okay, written by Nina LaCour
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Coretta Scott King Author Award winner [for "books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values"]: 
Search the catalog for Piecing Me TogetherPiecing Me Together, written by Renée Watson
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Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner [for "books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values"]: 
Search the catalog for Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating PoetsOut of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets - illustrated by Ekua Holmes & written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth
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Pura Belpré Author Award winner [for "Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth"]:
Search the catalog for Lucky Broken GirlLucky Broken Girl, written by Ruth Behar
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Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner [for "Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth"]: 
Search the catalog for La Princesa and the PeaLa Princesa and the Pea, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
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Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award winner [for books of "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience"]:
Search the catalog for Little & LionLittle & Lion, written by Brandy Colbert
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Stonewall Nonfiction Award winner [for books of "for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience"]:
Search the catalog for The 57 BusThe 57 Bus, written by Dashka Slater 

The ALA has a full list of winners and nominees.

Posted by JohnJ on February 12, 2018