Monday, February 2, 2015

Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced the 2015 youth media award winners this morning. 

The complete list is here.  Winners and honor books in our library include:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

 
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

honor books:
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson







Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: 

 
Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson

honor books:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander







Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

 
I’ll Give You the Sun written by Jandy Nelson

Honor Books:
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki








Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
The 2015 winner is Sharon M. Draper.


See the complete list of this year's winners here

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