Tomorrow the Youth Media Awards will be announced at 8 AM Eastern Standard Time. Today, therefore, is my last day to speculate about who I think the winners should be. In order to be eligible the books must be published in 2015 and geared toward children or young adults.
Anne's Youth Media Awards go to...
1. Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year)
2. Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)
4. Margaret A. Edwards Award (Read one book by the winning author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)
6. William C. Morris Award (First YA novel by author)
7. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
8. Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author)
- (I don't know any books which were translated into English this year)
12. Newbery Medal (Middle grades)
- Goodbye Strangers by Rebecca Stead
13. Caldecott Award (Illustrated)
- (No opinion, I haven't read any which would qualify.)
14. Scott O'Dell Award (Historical fiction)...I didn't realize that this category was not part of the ALA-YMA. I made my prediction (below) and then went to the website and learned this book actually did win category, the announcement was made Jan. 6th! Ha! Here is the announcement.
- Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
15. Siebert Informational Book Medal
- Drowned City by Don Brown (Hurricane Katrina)