What an exciting day for fans of children’s and young adult literature and media!
The 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced this morning at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This was the first time in recent memory that the conference was held in February instead of January, so the suspense had really been building. Which of our favorite books published in 2017 would join the ranks of the “best of the best,” on their way to becoming modern classics?
Here are some highlights:
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER!!!!
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOKS:
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER:
NEWBERY HONOR BOOKS:
THEODOR GEISEL AWARD WINNER:
CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR AWARD:
CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD:
PURA BELPRÉ ILLUSTRATOR AWARD:
PURA BELPRÉ AUTHOR WINNER:
ROBERT SIBERT MEDAL (Nonfiction):
MICHAEL PRINTZ AWARD (YA FICTION):
WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD (NEW YA AUTHOR):
*Angie Thomas’s The Hate You Give also won a Printz Honor and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor.
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
** See the full list of 2018 Youth Media Award Winners here.
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