The anticipation is over and we’re so excited to announce the winners of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards 2021! 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 the 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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John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: When You Trap a Tiger written by Tae Keller.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: We Are Water Protectors illustrated by Michaela Goade and written by Carole Lindstrom.
Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
- Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award: Before the Ever After written by Jacqueline Woodson.
- Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award: R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul illustrated by Frank Morrison and written by Carole Boston Weatherford.
- Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: Legendborn written by Tracy Deonn.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) written by Daniel Nayeri
For a full and complete list of all award winners, visit the American Libraries Website here.