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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards Announced!

The anticipation is over and we’re so excited to announce the winners of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards! 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.

To check the availability of these titles or to place a hold on a title, please click on the links below.

And the winners are…

Hello, Universe Erin Entrada KellyJohn Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Hello, Universe” written by Erin Entrada Kelly.




Wolf in the Snow by Mathew CordellRandolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell.




Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults:

Piecing my together, Renée Watson,Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson, is the King Author Award winner.





Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, Ekua Holmes, Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderly, Marjory WentworthOut of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth.





Nina LaCourMichael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
We Are Okay,” written by Nina LaCour.




For a full list of winners, please visit the American Library Association.

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