Youth Media Awards 2019

On Monday, January 28, 2019, the American Library Association announced award winners at their Midwinter conference in Seattle, Washington, honoring a number of titles for children and teens.  Here are the winners and honor titles for the major awards:

Caldecott Medal [for children's picture book illustration]:
Search the catalog for Hello LighthouseHello Lighthouse, written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall 

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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 A Few Red DropsA Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, written by Claire Hartfield

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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 The Stuff of StarsThe Stuff of Stars, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
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Newbery Medal [for "distinguished contribution to American literature for children"]:
Search the catalog for Merci Suárez Changes GearsMerci Suárez Changes Gears, written by Meg Medina
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Printz Award Winner [for "best writing in young adult literature"]: 
Search the catalog for The Poet XThe Poet X, written by Elizabeth Acevedo
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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 The Poet XThe Poet X, written by Elizabeth Acevedo
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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 DreamersDreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales
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Two titles won the Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award [for books of "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience"] :

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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award [for "the most distinguished beginning reader book"]: 
Search the catalog for Fox the TigerFox the Tiger, written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor

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The ALA has a full list of winners and nominees.

Posted by JohnJ on January 28, 2019