CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 ALA AWARD WINNERS AND HONORS!
We are thrilled to share with you all of our honors and winners from this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards. Congratulations to all!To see all of our award winners from past years, visit our National Awards page!
JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL, RANDOLPH CALDECOTT HONOR, CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015
This energetic ride through a bustling city comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.
A Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Book of 2015
Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and…
A perfect holiday gift for 10-year-old girls and fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile! Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby.
For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to…
The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.
“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes
As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today’s young…
Mo Jackson is a little boy with a big passion for sports. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player, but he won’t let that stop him from playing!Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins, his football team. His classmates don’t mind, but the kids on their rival team tease him for being a “butterfingers” who’s too tiny to catch the…
In the style of Mo Willems, Jonathan Fenske tells three humorous stories of two friends, Pig and Fox, and their shenanigans with a cardboard box (all of which involved Pig accidentally crushing Fox in the box). With comic art and simple language, this Level 2 reader is sure to have kids rolling with laughter.
CORETTA SCOTT KING – VIRGINIA HAMILTON AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AND THE LAURA INGALLS WILDER AWARD
The recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals and five Coretta Scott King Awards, Jerry Pinkney’s award-winning works include John Henry and The Talking Eggs. His five decades of work offer compelling artistic insights into the legacy of African American storytelling and experience. See Jerry Pinkney’s books here.
MAY HILL ARBUTHNOT HONOR LECTURE AWARD
Jacqueline Woodson will deliver the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming and is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and was recently named the…
THE MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD
David Levithan has been honored for his significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. He is theNew York Times bestselling author of many novels including Every Day; Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green) and its companion musical novel Hold Me Closer, and many more. See all of David Levithan’s Bookshere.
See the full list of this years winners here. Congratulations to all and happy reading!