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Children and Young Adult Award Winning Titles 2018

The American Library Association announced the

2019 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults


The Randolph Caldecott Medal is given for the most distinguished American picture book for children, this award went to:

Hello Lighthouse written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.


The John Newbery Medal is given for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, this award went to:

Merci Suarez changes gears by Meg Medina.


The Michael L. Printz Award is given for excellence in literature for young adults, this award went to:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevdeo.


The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is given for most distinguished informational book for children, this went to:

The Girl who Drew Butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science written by Joyce Sidman.


The Coretta Scott King Award: this award recognizes an African-American author and an African-American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults. This year’s awards went to:

A Few Red Drops: the Chicago race riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (Author Award)

The Stuff of Stars by Ekua Holmes. (Illustrator Award)


More awards plus the Honor Books can be found on the ALA website.

Our library either has these books or they are on order!

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