2017 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

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:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” written by Kelly Barnhill.

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.