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Monday, January 24, 2022

Youth Media Award Winners

The Youth Media Awards were announced today at the end of the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting. There are so many, many awards given out now it is hard to bring recognition to all of them. Congratulations to all the winners!

The Printz Award and Honor books, which I shall attempt to read this year, are:

Award winner:

Firekeeper's Daughter
By Angeline Boulley
Henry Holt and Company, and imprint of MacMillan Children's Publishing Group

Daunis, a half-Ojibwe, half-white former hockey player/aspiring scientist never feels fully settled in either her reservation or the outside world. She finds herself even more torn when she witnesses her best friend’s murder and is pulled into an FBI investigation centered on a lethal new drug running wild among her friends and family.

Honor Books:

Concrete Rose 
By Angie Thomas
Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
By Malinda Lo
Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House
-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible.
Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People
By Kekla Magoon
Candlewick Press
Revolution in Our Time puts the Panthers in the proper context of Black American history, from the first arrival of enslaved people to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Kekla Magoon’s eye-opening work invites a new generation of readers grappling with injustices in the United States to learn from the Panthers’ history and courage, inspiring them to take their own place in the ongoing fight for justice.
By Lisa Fipps
Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.


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