PRH 2020 ALA Midwinter Prizes Two: Youth Media Awards

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In addition to our Caldecott, Odyssey, Carnegie, and Printz recognized titles, some fifteen books published by Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books imprints have been selected by the ALA for Youth Media Awards bestowed to “books that matter” for younger readers.

Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award For Lifetime Achievement
Mildred D. Taylor

Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
THE STARS AND THE BLACKNESS BETWEEN THEM by Junauda Petrus

PURA BELPRÉ HONORS
MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE written by Isabel Quintero and Illustrated by Zeke Peña
ACROSS THE BAY by Carlos Aponte

Steptoe Illustrator Award
WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART illustrated by April Harrison and written by Patricia C. McKissack

The Schneider Family Book Award (Young Children)
JUST ASK! written by Sonia Sotomayor and Illustrated By Rafael López

The Schneider Family Book Award Honor (Middle Grades)
EACH TINY SPARK by Pablo Cartaya

American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book (Picture Book)
AT THE MOUNTAIN’S BASE illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre and written by Traci Sorell

Asian/Pacific American Honor For Literature (Young Adult)
FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon
Also a Finalist For The William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Sydney Taylor Book Award
Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries to young readers books that authentically portray the Jewish experience:

WHITE BIRD: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio (Older Readers)
SOMEDAY WE WILL FLY By Rachel Dewoskin (Young Adult)

Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor
GAMES OF DECEPTION by Andrew Maraness (Middle Grade)

Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal
Most distinguished beginner reader book.
STOP! BOT! by James Yang

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor
FLUBBY IS NOT A GOOD PET by J.E. Morris

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
ALIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust by Albert Marrin

 


Posted: January 28, 2020