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 2017 winners are:

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

Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Honors

Freedom Over Me

The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Wolf Hollow

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

Winner

Radiant Child

Honors

Leave Me Alone

Freedom in Congo Square

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They All Saw A Cat

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

Winner

March

Honors

Asking for It

The Passion of Dolssa

Scythen

The Sun Is Also A Star

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

Winner (Author)

March

Honors (Author)

As Brave as You

Freedom Over Me

Winner (Illustrator)

Radiant Child

Honors (Illustrator)

Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom Over Me

In Plain Sight

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

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