The anticipation is over and we’re so excited to announce the winners of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards 2020! Every year, the ALA honors authors and creators of various media outlets for children and teens. These awards are not only given as a way to celebrate creativity and originality of the creators, they’re also a way for librarians, educators, and parents to know what quality media is available for their patrons, students, and children.
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And the winners are…
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: New Kid, written by Jerry Craft
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
The Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Book Awards recognize African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award: New Kid, written by Jerry Craft
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award: The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: Genesis Begins Again, written by Alicia D. Williams
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award: What Is Given from the Heart, illustrated by April Harrison
Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement: Mildred D. Taylor
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: Dig, written by A. S. King
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
Schneider Family Book Award Children Ages 0-10: Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, written by Sonia Sotomayor
Schneider Family Book Award Children Ages 11-13: Song for a Whale, written by Lynne Kelly
Schneider Family Book Award Children Ages 13-18: Cursed, written by Karol Ruth Silverstein
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
- A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, by C. A. Fletcher
- Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh
- Dominicana, by Angie Cruz
- Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe
- High School, by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin
- In Waves, by AJ Dungo
- Middlegame, by Seanan McGuire
- The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
- Red, White & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston
- The Swallows, by Lisa Lutz
For a full and complete list of all award winners, visit the American Libraries Website here.