On Monday 26 January the American Library Association announced this year’s Youth Media Awards. For book geeks this is a much-anticipated event! Our library already has many of this year’s award-winners, and some that were published after the date of our big order are on our next order.
The Youth Media Awards comprise a large range of award categories. Some of these categories (there are many more categories than listed here!) include:
The Randolph Caldecott Medal: "given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children"*
The John Newbery Medal: "given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children"
The Printz Award: given to "a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature."
The Alex Awards: "given to 10 books originally written for adults but that have special appeal for youths roughly ages 12-18"
The Coretta Scott King Awards: "given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values."
The Schneider Family Book Awards: "honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences."
* Award descriptions taken from American Library Association's Youth Media Awards website
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Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: