[Library Media] Fwd: 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Awards Announced

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Mon Feb 12 07:46:58 MST 2018

The American Indian Library Association is pleased to announce the
recipients of the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Awards. These
awards recognize excellence in books by American Indians and Alaska
Natives. By identifying and honoring outstanding writing and illustrations
in the field of children’s literature, the American Indian Library
Association encourages authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and
tribal entities to create materials that present Native Americans in the
fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.
Congratulations to our winners!

The 2018 AILA Best Picture Book is* Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy (2017),*
published by Sealaska Heritage Institute, illustrated by Tlingit artist
Michaela Goade, and edited by Tlingit speakers Johnny Marks, Hans Chester,
David Katzeek, and Nora Dauenhauer and Tlingit linguist Richard Dauenhauer.

The 2018 AILA Best Middle School Book is* Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers,
Volume 1 (2016)*, published by Native Realities, edited by Arigon Starr
(Kickapoo) and featuring the work of Theo Tso (Las Vegas Paiute), Jonathan
Nelson (Diné), Kristina Bad Hand (Sičháŋǧu Lakota/Cherokee), Roy Boney Jr.
(Cherokee), Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo), Johnnie Diacon (Mvskoke/Creek),
Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), Renee Nejo (Mesa Grand Band of Mission Indians),
and Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo).

The 2018 AILA Best Young Adult Book is *#**Not Your Princess: Voices of
Native American Women (2017)*, published by Annick Press, edited by Lisa
Charleyboy (Tsilhqot’in <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsilhqot%E2%80%99in>)
and Mary Beth Leatherdale.

2018 Picture Book Honors:

   - *All Around Us* (2017), written by Xelena González (Tap Pilam
   Coahuiltecan Nation) and illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos

   - *Black Bear Red Fox* (2017), written and illustrated by Julie Flett
   (Cree/Métis). Native Northwest.

   - *Fall in Line, Holden!* (2017), written and illustrated by Daniel W.
   Vandever (Diné). Salina Bookshelf, Inc.

   - *I'm Dreaming of...Animals of the Native Northwest* (2017), written by
   Melaney Gleeson-Lyall (Musqueam, Coast Salish) and illustrated by First
   Nations artists. Native Northwest.

   - *Mission to Space* (2016), written and illustrated by John Herrington
   (Chickasaw). White Dog Press.

2018 Middle Grade Honor Book:

   - *The Wool of Jonesy,* *Part 1 *(2016) written and illustrated by
   Jonathan Nelson (Diné). Native Realities.

2018 Young Adult Honor Books:

   - *Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi
   Anthology* (2016), edited by Hope Nicholson, including stories by
   Anishinaabe authors Grace L. Dillon, Niigaan Sinclair, and Nathan Adler;
   Richard Van Camp (Dene/Tłı̨chǫ), Cherie Dimaline (Métis), David A.
   Robertson (Swampy Cree), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee), Darcie Little
   Badger (Lipan Apache), Gwen Benaway (Annishinabe/Mètis), Mari
   Kurisato (Ojibwe Nakawē), and Cleo Keahna (Ojibwe/Meskwaki). Bedside Press.

   - *Marrow Thieves *(2017), written by Cherie Dimaline (Métis). DCB
   (submitted by Orca Books).

   - *Fire Starters* (2016), written by Jen Storm (Ojibway); illustrated by
   Scott B. Henderson and colorist Donovan Yaciuk. HighWater Press.

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