ALA - Award Winners

 

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.

 

Below are some of those Award Winners and Honor Books!

 

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

 

Winner:
When You Trap a Tiger
by Tae Keller

 

Honor Books

1. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, Christina Soontornvat
2. BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, Carole Boston Weatherford
3. Fighting Words, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
4. We Dream of Space, Erin Entrada Kelly
5. A Wish in the Dark, Christina Soontornvat

 

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

 

Winner:
We Are Water Protectors
illustrated by Michaela Goade, written by Carole Lindstrom

 

Honor Books

1. A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart, illustrated by Noa Denmon, written by Zetta Elliott
2. The Cat Man of Aleppo, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, written by Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha
3. Me & Mama, illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera
4. Outside In, illustrated by Cindy Derby, written by Deborah Underwood

 

 

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Awards recognizing an African American authors

 

Winner:
Before the Ever After
by Jacqueline Woodson

 

Honor Books

1. All the Days Past, All the Days to Come, Mildred D. Taylor
2. King and the Dragonflies, Kacen Callender
3. Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, Evette Dionne
 

 

 

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Awards recognizing an African American illustrators

 

Winner:
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul
illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

 

Honor Books

1. Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita, written by Samara Cole Doyon
2. Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera, written by Suzanne Slade
3. Me & Mama, illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera
 

 

 

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

 

Winner:
Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story)
by Daniel Nayeri

 

Honor Books

1. Apple (Skin to the Core), Eric Gansworth
2. Dragon Hoops, Gene Luen Yang
3. Every Body Looking, Candice Iloh
4. We Are Not Free, Traci Chee

 

 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

 

Winner:
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
written by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann

 

Honor Books

1. How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure, written and illustrated by John Rocco
2. Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
3. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, by Christina Soontornvat

 

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:

 

Winner:
See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog
written by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

 

Honor Books

1. The Bear in My Family, Maya Tatsukawa
2. Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom!, Kelly Starling Lyons
3. What About Worms!?, Ryan T. Higgins
4. Where’s Baby?, Anne Hunter

 

 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 

 

Winner:
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh
written by Candace Fleming

 

Honor Books

1. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team,, Christina Soontornvat
2. The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess with Laura L. Sullivan
3. How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure, John Rocco
4. You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Democracy and Deliver Power to the People, Elizabeth Rusch