May 25, 2017

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Scenes from the 2017 Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2017

Photos from an exhilarating weekend at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

“March: Book Three” Makes History at the YMAs | ALA Midwinter 2017

John Lewis’s “March: Book Three” took four Youth Media Awards, including the Printz, while Javaka Steptoe’s “Radiant Child” won the Caldecott, and Kelly Barnhill’s “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” took the Newbery.

SLJ Reviews of the YMA Winners | ALA Midwinter 2017

Our reviews of the YMA titles, plus past interviews with the authors and illustrators.

Winners of the 2017 Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2017

A full list of the 2017 ALA Youth Media Awards winners and honorees.

ALA Midwinter 2016 Photo Gallery

Snapshots from the festivities during this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Newbery Confidential

One librarian’s year of reading, sharing, and secret keeping while serving on the 2016 Newbery Award Committee.

The YMAs and the Future of Diverse Books | Editorial

The diversity in the 2015 Youth Media Awards selections was a critical step in the right direction, though barriers remain. Perhaps we will look back and recognize this as a turning point.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Coming in March: “A Crossover Year”

A preview of our March issue.

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.

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.

Laughter, Tears, and Gratitude at ALA Youth Media Awards Ceremonies | ALA 2014

At the Printz Award Ceremony and the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, the authors’ acceptance speeches ranged from moving to side-splitting, and the enthralled audience was dressed to the nines.

New ALSC Rule Will Limit Awards Committee Members’ Reviewing, Blogging

Starting in 2016, Youth Media Youth Awards committee members won’t be able to review or blog about titles eligible for that year’s awards.

SLJ Reviews of Youth Media Award-winning and Honor Books

Before Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses and Brian Floca’s Locomotive won the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, respectively, they had won admiration from SLJ reviewers, as did many more Youth Media Award-winning and honor books. Read some of our reviews here.

JLG Selections Score Big at ALA Youth Media Awards

Junior Library Guild has called it: of the Youth Media Award winner and honor books, 35 were JLG selections.

DiCamillo, Floca Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Elated shouts and cheers followed the announcements of each winner of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for books published 2013, presented on January 27. Kate DiCamillo and Brian Floca took the top prizes—the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

Winners of the Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2014

A full list of American Library Association Youth Media Awards winners and honor selections.

Join SLJ’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game—and Post-Game—Show

You’ve been preparing all year for this moment: The announcement of the American Library Association Youth Media Awards. Grab some coffee and join the fun by tuning into SLJ’s first-ever pre-game show (#sljpregame), streamed live via Google Hangout at 7:30 a.m. EST on January 27.

The Givers: What It Takes to Serve on the Newbery, Caldecott Committees

While the process of selecting the Caldecott and Newbery Medalists remains top secret, SLJ asked various committee members, past and present, to offer their insights on how to get tapped for the honor of a lifetime: being part of a Youth Media Awards selection committee.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Live Webcast Scheduled for ALA 2014 Youth Media Awards

Even if you won’t be attending the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia next month, you can still take part in the 2014 Youth Media Award announcements. ALA will be offering a live webcast of the 2014 announcements at 8 a.m. EST, on January 27, from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Costumed Revelers Honor ALSC Youth Media Award Winners | ALA 2013

Dressed in book-themed costumes and hats, hundreds of enthusiastic librarians gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago to honor the winners of the 2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Wilder Awards, presented by the Association for Library Service to Children.