ALA’s Youth Media Awards 2016

Though I wish I could go to ALA and their Midwinter meeting, I am always happy to watch the YMA announcement in my pjs!

Below are this year’s results. Winners get cover art. I compiled this from ALA’s not-so-pretty-to-look-at press release.

Newbery- Most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It went to a picture book… that also got a Caldecott honor… and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator honor! This was the only big surprise to me this year.
Last Top on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Honor Books:
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Caldecott- most distinguished American picture book
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Honor Books:
Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Troy Andrews
Waiting, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson, written by Matt de le Peña

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award- recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
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All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds
X: A Novel, by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award
Trombone Shorty,
illustrated by Bryan Collier

Honor Books:
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson, written by Matt de la Peña 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
by Ronald L. Smith

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement,  
illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Jerry Pinkney

Michael L. Printz Award
Bone Gap
by Laura Ruby

Honor Books:
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Schneider Family Book Award- books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience. This award has a winner for each age division.
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, written by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls for ages 0-10
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt for ages 11-13

and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten for ages 13-18

Alex Awards- 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
All Involved by Ryan Gattis
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
Girl at War by Sara Nović
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

Andrew Carnegie Medal- children’s video
Weston Woods Studio’s for “That is NOT a Good Idea”

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award- author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Jerry Pinkney

Margaret A. Edwards Award- lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
David Levithan

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award- recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site.
Jacqueline Woodson

Mildred L. Batchelder Award- an outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States.
The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna, translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

Honor Books:
Adam and Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld, iIllustrated by Philippe Dumas and translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green
Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village by Fang Suzhen, illustrated by Sonja Danowski and translated from the Chinese by Huang Xiumin
Written and Drawn by Henrietta, written, illustrated and translated from the Spanish by Liniers

Odyssey Award- best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States
The War that Saved My Life, produced by Listening Library, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and narrated by Jayne Entwistle.
Honor Books:
Echo produced by Scholastic Audio/Paul R. Gagne, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and narrated by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews and Rebecca Soler.

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award- honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
The Drum Dream Girl illustrated by Rafael López, written by Margarita Engle

Honor Books:
My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata, illustrated by Antonio Castro L., written by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
Mango, Abuela, and Me, illustrated by Angela Dominguez, written by Meg Medina
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

Pura Belpré (Author) Award
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir,
written by Margarita Engle

Honor Books:
The Smoking Mirror, written by David Bowles
Mango, Abuela, and Me, written by Meg Medina, illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award- most distinguished informational book for children
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras,
illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

Honor Books:
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, written and illustrated by Don Brown
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club, by Phillip Hoose
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March, written by Lynda Blackmon Lowery as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illustrated by PJ Loughran
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Stonewall Book Award- Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. This award had two winners.
George by Alex Gino

and The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

Honor Books:
Wonders of the Invisible World, written by Christopher Barzak and
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU, written by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth, illustrated by Fiona Smyth

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award- most distinguished beginning reader book
Don’t Throw It to Mo!, written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Sam Ricks

Honor Books:
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box, written and illustrated by Jonathan Fenske
Supertruck, written and illustrated by Stephen Savage
Waiting by Kevin Henkes

William C. Morris Award- debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Honor Books:
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

YALSA Award- nonfiction for young adults
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Honor Books:
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle
First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain