ALA 2017 Youth Media Award Winners

It’s award season! On Monday, Jan. 23rd, ALA announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults. Some of the awards announced include: Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. Check out our previous article about Minnesota author Kelly Barnhill’s win of the Newbery award!

See below for a few examples of awards and winners!

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe



Corretta Scott King (Author) Book Award to recognize an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell



Schneider Family Book Award that recognizes books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience: Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille, by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov



Pura Belpré Award which awards a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience: “Lowriders to the Center of the Earth,” illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez, is the Belpré Illustrator Award winner. The book was written by Cathy Camper


Read the full list of all the awards and their winners here!