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 2018 winners are:

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

Winner

Hello, Universe

Honors

Crown

Long Way Down

Piecing Me Together

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

Winner

Wolf in the Snow

Honors

Big Cat, Little Cat

Crown

A Different Pond

Grand Canyon

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

Winner

We Are Okay

Honors

The Hate U Give

Long Way Down

Strange the Dreamer

Vincent and Theo

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

Winner (Author)

Piecing Me Together

Honors (Author)

Crown

Long Way Down

The Hate U Give

Winner (Illustrator)

Out of Wonder

Honors (Illustrator)

Crown

Before She Was Harriet

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

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