23 Jan 2017 Youth Media Award Winners Announced
The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.
Congrats to all the winners! For ALA’s complete list click here.
Here are some highlights:
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Winner of both the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” illustrated by Javaka Steptoe.
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:
“The Sun Is Also a Star,” written by Nicola Yoon.
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
“Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille,” written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov.