Youth Awards Announced at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Here is a quick look at some of the book awards announced today in Denver.  For a PDF of the complete list of winners and Honor Books click here. John Newbery Medal goes to Hello, Universe, written by Erin Entrada Kelly. Three Honor Books were also named. Randolph Caldecott Medal was awarded to Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell. Four Honor Books were named. Coretta Scott King Author Award was given to Piecing Me Together, written by Renée Watson, and three Honor Books were named. Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award recipient is Ekua Holmes for Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, two Honor Books were named. Michael L. Printz Award recipient is We Are Okay, written by Nina LaCour and four Honor Books were noted. I hope you get a chance to read one or two award-winning titles of your choice.  It is a great day when the country’s attention is on reading and books.  
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