Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 American Library Association's Youth Media Awards! :o)

John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead


Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney


Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Going Bovine by Libba Bray


Coretta Scott King Author Book Award recognizing an African American author of an outstanding book for children or young adults:
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (illustrated by R. Gregory Christie)


Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of an outstanding book for children or young adults:
My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. (written by Langston Hughes)


Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon


Pura Belpré Illustrator Award honoring the Latino illustrator of a children’s book that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience:
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos el día de los niños/El día de los libros illustrated by Rafael López (written by Pat Mora)


Pura Belpré Author Award honoring the Latino author of a children’s book that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience:
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez


Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

Django by Bonnie Christensen (for young children ages 0 to 10)


Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin (for middle grades / ages 11-13)


Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (for teens / ages 13-18)


William C. Morris Award for a book written by a first-time author for young adults:
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for most distinguished beginning reader book:
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes


Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone


YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman


Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States:
A Faraway Island by Annika Thor (translated by Linda Schenck and originally published in Swedish in 1996 as En ö i havet)


Click here for a list of all the honor books and for even more awards!

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