[Library Media] ALA 2017 Youth Media Award Winners

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Wed Jan 25 12:44:45 MST 2017


*American Library Association announces*

*2017 youth media award winners*



ATLANTA- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top
books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the
Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter
Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.



A list of all the 2017 award winners follows:



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

“The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017
Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Algonquin Young Readers, an
imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing.

Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves,
Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan,” written and
illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young
Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division;
“The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog,”
written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly and published by Dutton
Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin Random
House LLC; and “Wolf Hollow,” written by Lauren Wolk and published by
Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin
Random House LLC.



*Randolph Caldecott Medal *for the most distinguished American picture book
for children:

“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,”
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe is the 2017 Caldecott Medal winner. The book
was written by Javaka Steptoe and published by Little, Brown and Company, a
division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

 Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: “Leave Me Alone!” illustrated
and written by Vera Brosgol and published by Roaring Brook Press, a
division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership; “Freedom
in Congo Square,” illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole
Boston Weatherford and published by Little Bee Books, an imprint of Bonnier
Publishing Group; "Du Iz Tak?" illustrated and written by Carson Ellis, and
published by Candlewick Press; and "They All Saw a Cat," illustrated and
written by Brendan Wenzel and published by Chronicle Books LLC.



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

“March: Book Three,” written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, is the King
Author Book winner. The book is illustrated by Nate Powell and published by
Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and
Design Works LLC.

Two King Author Honor Books were selected: “As Brave as You,” written by
Jason Reynolds, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, published by Atheneum Books for
Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Division; and “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams
Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan,” written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan,
a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an
imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.



*Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:*

“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,”
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The
book is written by Javaka Steptoe and published by Little, Brown and
Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Three King Illustrator Honor Book were selected: “Freedom in Congo Square,”
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
and published by Little Bee Books, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Group;
“Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by
Ashley Bryan,” illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan, a Caitlyn Dlouhy
Book, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon &
Schuster Children’s Publishing Division; and “In Plain Sight,” illustrated
by Jerry Pinkney, written by Richard Jackson, a Neal Porter Book, published
by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings
Limited Partnership.



*Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award*:

“The Sun Is Also a Star,” written by Nicola Yoon, is the Steptoe author
award winner. The book is published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of
Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.



*Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement*:

Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia
Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award pays tribute to the
quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton.

 Dr. Bishop is a winner of numerous awards and has served as a respected
member of many book awards committees over the course of her long and
distinguished career. Her influential writing, speaking, and teaching
articulates the history and cultural significance of African-American
children’s literature. Her globally cited work, “Mirrors, Windows and
Sliding Glass Doors,” has inspired movements for increased diversity in
books for young people, and provides the basis for the best multicultural
practice and inquiry for students, teachers, writers and publishing houses.





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

“March: Book Three,” created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell,
is the 2017 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Top Shelf
Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: “Asking for It,” by Louise O’Neill
and published by Quercus, a Hachette Company; “The Passion of Dolssa,” by
Julie Berry and published by Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of
Penguin Young Readers; “Scythe,” by Neal Shusterman and published by  Simon
& Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s
Children’s Publishing; and “The Sun Is Also a Star,” by Nicola Yoon and
published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books,
a division of Penguin Random House.





*Schneider Family Book Award* for books that embody an artistic expression
of the disability experience:

“Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille,” written by Jen Bryant,
illustrated by Boris Kulikov and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint
of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC,
wins the award for young children (ages 0 to 10).

“as brave as you,” written by Jason Reynolds and published by Atheneum
Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s
Publishing Division, is the winner for middle grades (ages 11-13).

“When We Collided,” written by Emery Lord and published by Bloomsbury
Children’s Books is the winner for teens (ages 13-18).





*Alex Awards* for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

“The Queen of Blood,” by Sarah Beth Durst, published by Harper Voyager, an
imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

“The Regional Office is Under Attack!” by Manuel Gonzales, published by
Riverhead, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

“In the Country We Love: My Family Divided,” by Diane Guerrero with
Michelle Burford, published by Henry Holt and Co.

“Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded,” by Hannah Hart,
published by Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow, a division of
HarperCollins Publishers.

“Arena,” by Holly Jennings, published by Ace Books, an imprint of Penguin
Random House.

“Every Heart a Doorway,” by Seanan McGuire, a Tor Book published by Tom
Doherty Associates.

“Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure,” by Ryan North, published
by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

“Die Young with Me: A Memoir,” by Rob Rufus, published by Touchstone, an
imprint of Simon & Schuster.

“The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar,” by Matt Simon, published by
Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

“The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko,” by Scott Stambach, published by St.
Martin’s Press.





*Andrew Carnegie Medal* for excellence in children's video:

Ryan Swenar of Dreamscape Media, LLC, producer of “Drum Dream Girl: How One
Girl’s Courage Changed Music” is the Carnegie Medal winner. Adapted from
Margarita Engle’s book, a girl in 1930s Cuba aspires to play the drums, a
privilege afforded only to boys. Based on the life of Chinese-African-Cuban
Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, this story demonstrates how the power of
persistence can break barriers, shatter expectations, and make one’s dreams
a reality.





*Laura Ingalls Wilder Award* honors an author or illustrator whose books,
published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a
substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

The 2017 winner is Nikki Grimes, whose award-winning works include “Bronx
Masquerade,” which won the Coretta Scott King Author Award in 2003, and
“Words with Wings,” the recipient of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor in
2014. In addition, Grimes received the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award in
2016 and the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Award for
Excellence in Poetry for Children in 2006.



*Margaret A. Edwards Award* for lifetime achievement in writing for young
adults:

The 2017 winner is Sarah Dessen. Her books include: “Dreamland,” “Keeping
the Moon,” “Just Listen,” “The Truth about Forever,” “Along for the Ride,”
“What Happened to Goodbye?” and “This Lullaby,” all published by Viking
Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a Penguin
Random House Company.



*2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award* recognizing an author,
critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children's literature, who then
presents a lecture at a winning host site.

Naomi Shihab Nye will deliver the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.
The daughter of a Palestinian father and an American mother, Naomi Shihab
Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas. The author
and/or editor of more than 30 books for adults and children, her latest for
young people, “The Turtle of Oman,” was chosen as a 2015 Notable Children's
Book by the ALA. She has received four Pushcart Prizes, was a National Book
Award finalist, and has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, amongst her many
honors.





*Mildred L. Batchelder Award* for an outstanding children’s book originally
published in a language other than English in a country other than the
United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in
the United States:

“Cry, Heart, But Never Break” is the 2017 Batchelder Award winner.
Originally published in Danish in 2001 as “Græd blot hjerte,” the book was
written by Glenn Ringtved, illustrated by Charolotte Pardi, translated by
Robert Moulthrop and published by Enchanted Lion Books.

Three Batchelder Honor Books also were selected: “Over the Ocean,”
published by Chronicle Books LLC, written and illustrated by Taro Gomi and
translated from the Japanese by Taylor Norman; “As Time Went By,” published
by NorthSouth Books, Inc., written and illustrated by José Sanabria and
translated from the German by Audrey Hall; and “The Ballad of a Broken
Nose,” published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon &
Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, written by Arne Svingen and
translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson.





*Odyssey Award *for best audiobook produced for children and/or young
adults, available in English in the United States:

“Anna and the Swallow Man,” produced by Listening Library, an imprint of
the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Groups, is the 2017 Odyssey Award
winner. The book is written by Gavriel Savit and narrated by Allan Corduner.

Three Odyssey Honor Audiobooks also were selected:

“Ghost” produced by Simon and Schuster Audio, written by Jason Reynolds and
narrated by Guy Lockard; “Dream On, Amber,” produced by Recorded Books,
written by Emma Shevah and narrated by Laura Kirman; and “Nimona,” produced
by HarperAudio, written by Noelle Stevenson and narrated by Rebecca Soler,
Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Natalie Gold, Peter Bradbury
and David Pittu.



*Pura Belpré Awards *honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose
children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural
experience:

“Lowriders to the Center of the Earth,” illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez, is
the Belpré Illustrator Award winner. The book was written by Cathy Camper
and published by Chronicle Books LLC.

Two Belpré Illustrator Honor Books were named:

“Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist,” illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, written
by Susan Wood and published by Charlesbridge.

“The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes,” illustrated and
written by Duncan Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers,
an imprint of ABRAMS.



"Juana & Lucas,” written by Juana Medina, is the Pura Belpré Author Award
winner. The book is illustrated by Juana Medina and published by Candlewick
Press.

One Belpr*é* Author Honor Book was named: "The Only Road," written by
Alexandra Diaz and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/A
Paula Wiseman Book.



*Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award* for most distinguished
informational book for children:

“March: Book Three,” written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated
by Nate Powell, is the Sibert Award winner. The book is published by Top
Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and
Design Works LLC.

Four Sibert Honor Books were named:

“Giant Squid,” written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, a
Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of
Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership; “Sachiko: A Nagasaki
Bomb Survivor’s Story,” written by Caren Stelson and published by
Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.; “Uprooted:
The Japanese American Experience During World War II,” written by Albert
Marrin and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House
Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC; and “We Will Not
Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf
Hitler,” written by Russell Freedman and published by Clarion Books, an
imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.



*Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult
Literature Award* given annually to English-language children’s and young
adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender experience:

“Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor,” written by Rick
Riordan and published by Disney Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group,
and “If I Was Your Girl” written by Meredith Russo and published by
Flatiron Books, are the 2017 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike
Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award,
respectively.

Three Honor Books were selected:

“When the Moon Was Ours,” written by Anna-Marie McLemore and published by
Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press; “Unbecoming,” written
by Jenny Downham and published by Scholastic Inc. by arrangement with David
Fickling Books; and “Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community,” written by
Robin Stevenson and published by Orca Book Publishers.





*Theodor Seuss Geisel Award* for the most distinguished beginning reader
book:

“We Are Growing: A Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book,”
written by Laurie Keller. The book is published by Hyperion Books for
Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group.

Four Geisel Honor Books were named: “Good Night Owl,” written and
illustrated by Greg Pizzoli and published by Disney Hyperion, an imprint of
Disney Book Group; “Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper,” written
and illustrated by Mike Twohy and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of
HarperCollins Publishers; “Go Otto Go!” written and illustrated by David
Milgrim and published by Simon Spotlight, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster
Children's Publishing Division; and “The Infamous Ratsos,” written by Kara
LaReau, illustrated by Matt Myers and published by Candlewick Press.





*William C. Morris Award *for a debut book published by a first-time author
writing for teens:

            “The Serpent King,” written by Jeff Zentner, is the 2017 Morris
Award winner. The book is published by Crown Books for Young Readers, an
imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a Penguin Random House Company.

Four other books were finalists for the award: Girl Mans Up,” written by
M-E Girard, published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins
Publishers; “Rani Patel in Full Effect,” written by Sonia Patel, published
by Cinco Puntos Press; The Smell of Other People’s Houses,” written by
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random
House Children’s Books, a Penguin Random House Company; and “Tell Me
Something Real,” written by Calla Devlin, published by Atheneum Books for
Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.





*YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults*:

“March: Book Three,” created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell,
is the 2017 Excellence winner. The book is published by Top Shelf
Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.

Four other books were finalists for the award: “Hillary Rodham Clinton:  A
Woman Living History,” by Karen Blumenthal and published by Feiwel and
Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; In the Shadow
of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black
Lives,” by Kenneth C. Davis, and published by Henry Holt, an imprint of
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; “Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of
Minamoto Yoshitsune,” written by Pamela S. Turner, illustrated by Gareth
Hinds and published by Charlesbridge; and “This Land Is Our Land: A History
of American Immigration,” written by Linda Barrett Osborne and published by
Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.



Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide
parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials
for youth. Selected by judging committees of librarians and other
children’s experts, the awards encourage original and creative work.  For
more information on the ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit
www.ala.org/yma .



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Sharon Deeds, Youth Services Coordinator/Consultant
Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W  Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
801-715-6742
sdeeds at utah.gov
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