[Library Media] 2018 ALA Youth Media Award winners

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Mon Feb 12 09:16:22 MST 2018


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Good morning:


Here is a complete list of winners.


*American Library Association announces*

*2018 youth media award winners*



DENVER– 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 Denver, Colorado.



A list of all the 2018 award winners follows:



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

“Hello, Universe” written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is the 2018 Newbery Medal
winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of
HarperCollins Publishers.

Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh
Cut,” written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James and
published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book; “Long Way
Down,” written by Jason Reynolds and published by Atheneum, an imprint of
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book and
“Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson and published by Bloomsbury
Children’s Books.



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

“Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell is the 2018
Caldecott Medal winner. The book was published by Feiwel and Friends, an
Imprint of Macmillan.



Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: “Big Cat, little cat,”
illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper and published by Roaring Brook
Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership;
“Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” illustrated by Gordon C. James, written
by Derrick Barnes, and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene
Millner Book; “A Different Pond,” illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao
Phi and published by Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint and “Grand
Canyon,” illustrated and written by Jason Chin, a Neal Porter Book,
published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing
Holdings Limited Partnership.



*Coretta Scott King Book Awards * recognizing African American authors and
illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults:

“Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson, is the King Author Award
winner. The book is published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

Three King Author Honor Books also were named: “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh
Cut,” written by Derrick Barnes, published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a
Denene Millner Book;  “Long Way Down,” written by Jason Reynolds, published
by Atheneum, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division,
a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book and “The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas,
published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

 “Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is
the King Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander
with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth and published by Candlewick Press.

Two King Illustrator Honor Books also were named: “Crown: An Ode to a Fresh
Cut,” illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes and
published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book and “Before
She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman,” illustrated by James E.
Ransome, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and published by Holiday House.



*Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award* to affirm new talent:

“The Stars Beneath Our Feet,” written by David Barclay Moore, is the
Steptoe Author Award winner. The book is published by Alfred A. Knopf, an
imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random
House LLC.

“Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song,” illustrated by
Charly Palmer, is the Steptoe Illustrator Award winner. The book is written
by Kathryn Erskine and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young
Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.



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

Eloise Greenfield 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.

            Eloise Greenfield was born in Parmele, North Carolina, and
currently resides in Washington, D.C. Early in life, she discovered a love
of reading and writing and realized there were few books that showed the
fullness of African American life. She published her first book in 1972 and
went on to write and publish more than 40 books. From “Honey, I Love” to
“The Great Migration,” this multiple award-winning author has captivated
audiences through the years.



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

“We Are Okay,” written by Nina LaCour, is the 2018 Printz Award winner. The
book is published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin
Young Readers.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: “The Hate U Give,” written by
Angie Thomas and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins
Publishers; “Long Way Down,” written by Jason Reynolds and published by
Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon
& Schuster Children’s Publishing; “Strange the Dreamer,” written by Laini
Taylor and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division
of Hachette Book Group and “Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers,”
written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an
imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.



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

“Silent Days, Silent Dreams,” written and illustrated by Allen Say and
published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., wins
the award for young children (ages 0 to 8).

“Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess,” written by Shari Green and
published by Pajama Press Inc., is the winner for middle grades (ages
9-13).

“You’re Welcome, Universe,” written and illustrated by Whitney Gardner and
published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books,
a division of Penguin Random House LLC is the winner for teens (ages 14-18).



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

“All Systems Red,” by Martha Wells, a Tor.com Book, published by Thomas
Doherty Associates; “The Clockwork Dynasty,” by Daniel H. Wilson, published
by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC; “Down Among the
Sticks and Bones,” by Seanan McGuire, a Tor.com Book, published by Thomas
Doherty Associates; “Electric Arches,” by Eve L. Ewing, published by
Haymarket Books; “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea,” by Melissa Fleming,
published by Flatiron Books; “Malagash,” by Joey Comeau, published by ECW
Press; “Roughneck,” by Jeff Lemire, published by Gallery 13, an imprint of
Simon & Schuster, Inc.; “She Rides Shotgun,” by Jordan Harper, published by
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; “Things We Have in Common,”
by Tasha Kavanagh, published by MIRA Books and “An Unkindness of
Magicians,” by Kat Howard, published by SAGA Press, an imprint of Simon &
Schuster, Inc.



*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 2018 winner is Jacqueline Woodson, whose award-winning works include
“Brown Girl Dreaming,” “After Tupac & D Foster,” “Locomotion” and “Show
Way.”



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

The 2018 winner is Angela Johnson. Her books include “Heaven,” “Looking for
Red,” “The First Part Last” and “Sweet, Hereafter,” all published by Simon
& Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Children’s Publishing; “Bird,” published by Puffin Books, an imprint of
Penguin Young Readers and “Toning the Sweep,” published by Orchard Books,
an imprint of Scholastic Inc.



*2019 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.

Debbie Reese will deliver the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Dr.
Reese is a longtime advocate for Native representation and is a former
teacher and university professor. She earned her PhD in Education from the
University of Illinois, where she also helped establish the Native American
House and American Indian Studies program. Dr. Reese also holds an M.Ed
degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.
She is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh Pueblo in New Mexico.



*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:

“The Murderer’s Ape” is the 2018 Batchelder Award winner. Originally
published in Sweden as “Mördarens Apa,” the book was written and
illustrated by Jakob Wegelius, translated from Swedish by Peter Graves and
published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books,
a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Three Batchelder Honor Books also were named: “Malala: Activist for Girls’
Education,” published by Charlesbridge Publishing, written by Raphaële
Frier, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty and translated from French by Julie
Cormier; “When a Wolf is Hungry,” published by Eerdmans Books for Young
Readers, written by Christine Naumann-Villemin, illustrated by Kris Di
Giacomo and translated from French by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers and
“You Can’t Be Too Careful!,” published by Elsewhere Editions, written and
illustrated by Roger Mello, and translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn.



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

“The Hate U Give,” produced by HarperAudio, is the 2018 Odyssey Award
winner. The book is written by Angie Thomas and narrated by Bahni Turpin.

Five Odyssey Honor Audiobooks also were named:

“The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage,” produced by Listening Library, an
imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, written by
Philip Pullman and narrated by Michael Sheen; “A Boy Called Christmas,”
produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio
Publishing Group, written by Matt Haig and narrated by Stephen Fry; “Long
Way Down,” produced by Simon & Schuster Audio and written and narrated by
Jason Reynolds; “Trombone Shorty” produced by Live Oak Media, written by
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and narrated by Dion Graham and “The Wizards
of Once” produced by Hachette Audio, written by Cressida Cowell and
narrated by David Tennant.



*Pura Belpré Awards *honoring Latino writers and illustrators whose
children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural
experience:

“La Princesa and the Pea,” illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, is the
Belpré Illustrator Award winner. The book was written by Susan Middleton
Elya and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random
House LLC.

Two Belpré Illustrator Honor Books also were named:

“All Around Us,” illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia, written by Xelena
González and published by Cinco Puntos Press and “Frida Kahlo and Her
Animalitos,” illustrated by John Parra, written by Monica Brown and
published by NorthSouth Books, Inc., an imprint of NordSüd Verlag AG.

“Lucky Broken Girl,” written by Ruth Behar, is the Pura Belpré Author Award
winner. The book is published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin
Random House LLC.

Two Belpré Author Honor Books also were named: “The Epic Fail of Arturo
Zamora,” written by Pablo Cartaya and published by Viking, an imprint of
Penguin Random House LLC and “The First Rule of Punk,” written by Celia C.
Pérez and published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.



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

“Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961,” written by Larry Dane Brimner, is
the Sibert Award winner. The book is published by Calkins Creek, an imprint
of Highlights.

Four Sibert Honor Books also were named:

“Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix,” written by Jacqueline Briggs
Martin and June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One and published by Readers to
Eaters Books; “Grand Canyon,” written and illustrated by Jason Chin and
published by Roaring Book Press, a Neal Porter Book; “Not So Different:
What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability,” written by Shane
Burcaw, illustrated by Matt Carr and published by Roaring Brook Press and
“Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem,” written by
Patricia Newman and published by Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group, Inc.



*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:

“Little & Lion,” written by Brandy Colbert and published by Little, Brown
and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group Inc. and “The 57 Bus,”
written by Dashka Slater and published by Farrar Straus Giroux for Young
Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC are the 2018
recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards–Mike Morgan & Larry Romans
Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.

Two Stonewall Honor Books were also named:

“As the Crow Flies,” written and illustrated by Melanie Gillman and
published by Iron Circus Comics and “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and
Virtue,” written by Mackenzi Lee and published by Katherine Tegen Books, an
imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.



*Theodor Seuss Geisel Award* for the most distinguished book for beginning
readers is

“Charlie & Mouse,” written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily
Hughes. The book is published by Chronicle Books.

Five Geisel Honor Books also were named: “I See a Cat,” written and
illustrated by Paul Meisel and published by Holiday House; “King & Kayla
and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats,” written by Dori Hillestad Butler,
illustrated by Nancy Meyers and published by Peachtree Publishers; “My Kite
Is Stuck! And Other Stories,” written and illustrated by Salina Yoon and
published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books; “Noodleheads See the Future,”
written by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illustrated by
Tedd Arnold and published by Holiday House and “Snail & Worm Again,”
written and illustrated by Tina Kügler and published by Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Publishing Company.



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

            “The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas, is the 2018 Morris
Award winner. The book is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of
HarperCollins Publishers.

Four other books were finalists for the award: “Dear Martin,” written by
Nic Stone and published by Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of
Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC;
“Devils Within,” written by S. F. Henson and published by Sky Pony Press,
an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing; “Saints and Misfits,” written by S. K.
Ali and published by Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Children’s Publishing and “Starfish,” written by Akemi Dawn Bowman and
published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s
Publishing.



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

“Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers,” written by Deborah Heiligman, is
the 2018 Excellence winner. The book is published by Godwin Books/Henry
Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Four other books were finalists for the award: “#NotYourPrincess: Voices of
Native American Women,” edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy
and published by Annick Press; “Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro,
and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism,” written by Marc Aronson and
Marina Budhos and published by Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan
Children’s Publishing Group; “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and
the Crime That Changed Their Lives,” written by Dashka Slater and published
by Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing
Group and “The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found,” written
by Martin W. Sandler and published by Candlewick Press.



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.
ALA Youth Media Awards <http://www.ala.org/yma>
www.ala.org
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other
outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the
high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the
prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards,
guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best
materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and
other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and
creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and
media. The 2017 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday,
Jan. 23, 2017 at 8 a.m. ET from the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in
Atlanta.



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