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Monday, January 28, 2019

Youth Media Awards Announced Today

The YMA Awards were announced last night and the YA winners are: (For the full list click here)
My list only reflects YA winners.

1. Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year) 
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo- Award
  • Damsel by Elana K. Arnold- Honor
  • A Heart in the Body in the World by Deb Caletti- Honor
  • I, Claudia by Mary McCoy

2. Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)
  • Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro (Ages 14-18)-Award
  • (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health edited by Kelly Jensen-Honor 
3. Alex Awards - 10 Best adult books that appeal to teen audiences   
  • The Black God's Drums (Clark)
  • The Book of Essie (Weir)
  • Circe (Miller)
  • Educated: the Memoir (Westover)
  • Green (Graham-Felson)
  • Home After Dark (Small)
  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads (Wamaria and Weil)
  • How Long 'Til Black Future Month? (Jemisin)
  • Lawn Boy (Evison)
  • Spinning Silver (Novik)
    4. Margaret A. Edwards Award (An author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)
    • Name of author : M.T. Andersen 
    5. Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT) :
    • Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert -Honor
    6. William C. Morris Award (First YA novel by author)
    • Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram- Award
    7. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 
    • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees authored and illustrated by Don Brown- Award
      8. Coretta Scott King Book Award (African American Author) 
      • A Few Red Drops: The 1919 Chicago Race Riots by Claire Hartfield-Award
      • (Three honor books goes to a children's/middle grades books)
      9. Coretta Scott King Author-Steptoe New Talent
      • Monday's Not Coming Tiffany D. Jackson
      10. Pura Belpre (Latinx Author) 
      • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo- Award
      11Odyssey Award (Audio Book)
      • Sadie by Courtney Summers- Award
      • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo- Honor
      • (The other three honor books are middle grade or children's books)
      12. Sibert Informational  Book Award (Distinguished Informational books)
      • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman -Award (Ages 10-12)
      • Spooked by Gail Jarrow -Honor
      • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees authored and illustrated by Don Brown-Honor
      • (Three other honor books for children or middle grade reader)
      13. Mildred Batchelder Award (Translated into English)
      • Run For Your Life by Silvana Gandolfi, translated from Italian
      14. Children's Literature Legacy Award (An author or illustrator whose work has had a substantial and lasting effect on Children's literature)
      • Author name: Walter Dean Myers
      15. Newbery Medal (Most outstanding contribution to children's literature)
      • (The award book and two honor books are for middle grade or children readers)
      16. Caldecott Medal
      • (All Award book and honor books are for children readers.)
      So many good books. Let's get reading. (Highlighted books or authors are those I have read.)


      1. I managed to watch a bit of the announcement online, which was fun. I don't always agree with all the winners, but it's still fun.

      2. It's great that you still keep up on these awards!


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