Youth Media Awards 2020

On Monday, January 27, 2020, the American Library Association announced award winners at their Midwinter conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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]:
Illustration of a black man lifting his arm on the cover of a children's book.
The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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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"]:
Illustration of a boy reading a book.
New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft

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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"]:

The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Newbery Medal [for "distinguished contribution to American literature for children"]:

New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft

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Printz Award Winner [for "best writing in young adult literature"]:
Illustration of veins and organs on a book cover.

Dig, written by A.S. King

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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"]:
Illustration of a boy and a girl on the cover of a book.

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, written by Carlos Hernandez

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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"]:
Illustration of a girl playing a piano on a book cover.

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln, written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael López

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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"]:
Illustration of children in front of a skyscraper.

Stop! Bot! written and illustrated by James Yang

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The ALA has a full list of winners and nominees.

Posted by JohnJ on January 27, 2020