Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscars, Tacoma Public Library’s favorite award show of the year is the American Library Association’s (ALA) Youth Media Awards! Every year ALA honors the best books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults with notable awards such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and many more!
And the 2017 winners are:
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
For a complete list of awards and winners, please visit the American Library Association.