And The Winners Are…

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 2019 winners are:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.


Merci Suárez Changes Gears


The Night Diary

The Book of Boy

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.


Hello Lighthouse


Alma and How She Got Her Name

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

The Rough Patch

Thank You, Omu!

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


The Poet X



A Heart in A Body in the World

I, Claudia

Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Winner (Author)

A Few Red Drops

Honors (Author)

Finding Langston

The Parker Inheritance

The Season of Styx Malone

Winner (Illustrator)

The Stuff of Stars

Honors (Illustrator)

Hidden Figures

Let the Children March

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop

For a complete list of awards and winners, please visit the American Library Association, opens a new window.