The announcement of the Caldecott, Newbery, and other recipients of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards is a cause for celebration! Did your favorites win? Or what books will now be on your reading list? Check out our round-up (with links to our collection) below
On Monday, January 28, the Youth Media Awards were announced. Comprising the Caldecott, Newbery, and other major awards, these awards honor the best books published for children and young adults. So who are the winners for this year?
Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Pura Belpré Medal for Illustrator
For a review of Dreamers, and other books by Yuyi Morales, check out our library blog. Included among the Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor books is Islandborn, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz. I will admit that I am very excited about these particular winners. :)
Pura Belpré Medal for Author