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2022 Youth Media Award Winners

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:12pm -- Emily S

 

Every year, the American Library Association announces the Youth Media Award winners for excellence in children’s literature. An impressive slate of winners and honors were announced on Monday. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
Some of the winners and honors are recapped below, but you can find the full announcement for all the different awards from the ALA here.

Clicking on any of the book titles will bring you to our catalog where you can place a hold on the title.
 
The John Newbery Medal is given to the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. This year’s winner is The Last Cuentista by Donna Barbara Higuera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newbery Honor Books are:

Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger (Young Adult Novel)

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Watercress by Andrea Wang, Illustrated by Jason Chin

 

The Caldecott Medal is given to the most distinguished American picture book for children. This year’s winner is

Watercress illustrated by Jason Chin, written by Andrea Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caldecott Honor Books are:

Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris

Mel Fell by Corey Tabor

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer

 

The Coretta Scott King Awards are given to an African American author and an illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

The Coretta Scott King Author award winner is

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre written by Carole Boston Weatherford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coretta Scott King Illustrator award winner is

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre illustrated by Floyd Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

The winner for ages 0-8 is

My City Speaks written by Darren Lebeuf, illustrated by Ashley Barron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winner for ages 9-13 is

A Bird Will Soar written by Alison Green Myer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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