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2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

Step aside, Grammys! Yesterday, the American Library Association revealed the winners of the Youth Media Awards at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To see who won the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other prestigious awards, keep reading. JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL ★ New Kid, by Jerry Craft Newbery Honor Books Genesis Begins Again, by Alicia D. […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Twenty years ago, Walter Dean Myers’s Monster won the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award. Three runners-up, David Almond’s Skellig, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, and Ellen Wittlinger’s Hard Love, were dubbed Honor Books. Since then, the Printz Awards, which recognize the “best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit”—and are sponsored by Booklist […]

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2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early Monday morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the American Library Association announced the 2019 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Following is the complete list of this year’s winning and honor titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL  Merci Suárez Changes Gears, by Meg Medina (Candlewick)   Newbery Honor Books The Night Diary, […]

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the American Library Association announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Like so many others, I was at home, watching the ceremony on my laptop, dribbling toast crumbs onto my cat. (You too can be this glamorous if you just try a little bit […]