November 17, 2017

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APALA, Bloomer, YALSA Awards Announced | ALA Midwinter 2017

The Youth Media Awards aren’t the only prizes in town. SLJ rounds up other children’s and young adult selection lists announced during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

March v. 3 sweeps the ALA Youth Media Awards

In the last few weeks, John Lewis has garnered much media attention for his boycott of the 2017 Presidential inauguration. But today, Lewis is in the news for the multiple awards for the third volume in the March trilogy. This morning, in Atlanta, Georgia the 2017 ALA Youth Media awards were announced the ALA YMA and […]

The Contenders | Guessing Geisel

The “Guessing Geisel” bloggers put forth their predictions for the titles they think have a strong shot at taking home a medal or honor at this year’s YMAs.

Brendan Kiely’s and Jason Reynolds’s CSK Author Honor Speeches for “All American Boys”

Coauthors Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds each delivered remarks about their Coretta Scott King (CSK) Author Honor win for All American Boys on June 26 during the CSK Award’s Breakfast at the American Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando. SLJ presents both speeches, published together for the first time.

How Pura Belpré Paved the Way for Latino Firsts at 2016 YMAs | Libro por libro

The 2016 Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña, and other Latino authors/illustrators honored at this year’s Youth Media Awards, have long been recognized by the Pura Belpré Awards, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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2016 Book Awards Roundup: APALA, Amelia Bloomer Project, and Other Non-YMA Awards

SLJ curates a list of non-Youth Media Awards that were recently announced in the children’s and young adult literature world, including the National Jewish Award, South Asia Book Award, Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, and more.

SLJ Reviews of 2016 Youth Media Award–Winning and Honor Books

The winners are in, and once again, SLJ predicted many of the top Youth Media Award winners and honor books. Check out the reviews of all the winning and honor books.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Celebrating 20 Years of the Pura Belpré Award | Libro por libro

This year marks the 20th presentation of the Pura Belpré awards, and a huge celebration is being planned for ALA Annual in June. Tim Wadham takes stock of the trends and themes that recur in the winning titles, all of which affirm the Latino cultural experience.

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Winds of Change at the YMAs | An ALA Midwinter Comic

A graphic rendering of the 2015 Youth Media Awards by children’s librarian and artist Lisa Nowlain.

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Alexander and Santat Win 2015 Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover and Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend took home the medals for the Newbery and the Caldecott awards, respectively. Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun captured the Printz award.

Betsy Bird Returns to Host SLJ’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game—and Post-Game—Show

Grab some coffee and tune in Monday, February 2, for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about the most highly anticipated honors in children’s publishing, including the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards.

2015 Youth Media Awards Broadcast Live from Chicago on February 2

You don’t have to be in Chicago on Monday, February 2 to share in the excitement of the American Library Association’s 2015 Youth Media Awards. An internet connection is all you need.

Resources for Coretta Scott King Award Winners │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

The winners of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Medals and four honor books were announced at the 2014 Youth Media Awards. Incorporate the following booktalks and tools when sharing these powerful books with young readers.