Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Winning! American Library Association 2019 Children's Book Awards

The American Library Association has announced its 2019 awards for books and media for youth.

Winning the John Newbery Award for children's literature was Merci Medina for Merci Su├írez Changes Gears (Candlewick Press.)

Newbery Honor Medals went to Veera Hiranandani for The Night Diary (Dial Books) and Catherine Gilbert Murdock for The Book of Boy (Greenwillow Books).

The Randolph Caldecott Award for picture book illustration went to Sophie Blackall for Hello Lighthouse (Little Brown). Winning Caldecott Honor Medals were Juana Martinez-Neal for Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick); A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin (Little, Brown); The Rough Patch by Brian Lies (Greenwillow); and Thank You, Omu!by Oge Mora (Little, Brown).

Clara Hartfield won the Coretta Scott King Author Book Award for A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Clarion).

King Honor awards went to Lesa Cline-Ransom for Finding Langston (Holiday House), Varian Johnson for The Parker Inheritance (Arthur A Levine), and Kekla Magoon for The Season of Styx Malone (Wendy Lamb Books).

Ekua Holmes took the King Illustrator Book Award for The Stuff of Stars (Candlewick Press).

King Illustrator Honor Awards were given to Hidden Figures illustrated by Laura Freeman (HarperCollins); Let the Children March illustrated by Frank Morrison (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); and Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Calkins Creek).

The King/Steptoe Award for new talent authors went to Tiffany D. Jackson for her Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 (HarperCollins), and the new talent award for illustrations went to Oge Mura for Thank You, Omu! (Little, Brown).

The Pura Belpre' Medal was awarded to Yuyi Morales for her Dreamers (Holiday House).

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature was given to Elizabeth Acevedo for The Poet X (HarperCollins).

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children was given to The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science, written by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal for books for beginning readers was awarded to Corey R. Tabor for Fox the Tiger (My First I Can Read) (Balzer and Bray), and Geisel Honor Book Awards went to David Milgrim's See Pip Flap (The Adventures of Otto) (Simon Spotlight); Sergio Ruzzier's Fox and Chick: The Party: and Other Stories (Chronicle Books), Dori Hillestad Butler for King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth (Peachtree), and Emily Tetri for Tiger vs. Nightmare (Roaring Brook).

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