ALA Youth Media Awards!

American Library Association announces the 2019 youth media award winners

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
“Merci Suárez Changes Gears,” written by Meg Medina, is the 2019 Newbery Medal winner (Candlewick Press)
Newbery Honor Books
The Night Diary, by Veera Hiranandani (Penguin Children's)
The Book of Boy, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Greenwillow)

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
“Hello Lighthouse,” illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall is the 2019 Caldecott Medal winner (Little, Brown)
Caldecott Honor Books
Alma and How She Got Her Name, by Jauna Martinez-Neal (Candlewick)
A Big Mooncake for Little Star, by Grace Lin (Little Brown)
The Rough Patch, by Brian Lies (Greenwillow) WHO I INTERVIEWED HERE
Thank You, Omu!, by Oge Mora (Little Brown)

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
“A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919,” written by Claire Hartfield, is the King Author Book winner (Clarion Books)
Three King Author Honor Books were selected:
“Finding Langston,” written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and published by Holiday House
“The Parker Inheritance,” written by Varian Johnson (Scholastic)
“The Season of Styx Malone,” written by Kekla Magoon (Random House)
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
“The Stuff of Stars,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book is written by Marion Dane Bauer (Candlewick Press)
Three King Illustrator Honor Book were selected:
“Hidden Figures,” illustrated by Laura Freeman, written by Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins)
“Let the Children March,” illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Monica Clark-Robinson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
“Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop,” illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan (Calkins Creek)

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“The Poet X,” written by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen)
Three Printz Honor Books also were named:
“Damsel,” written by Elana K. Arnold HarperCollins)
“A Heart in a Body in the World,” written by Deb Caletti (Simon & Schuster)
“I, Claudia,” written by Mary McCoy (Lerner Publishing Group)

For a full list of winners, go to the ALA WEBSITE.

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