Monday, January 18, 2010

ALA Announces 2010 Youth Media Awards

Caldecott Medal Awarded to
NCBLA Honorary Board Member
Jerry Pinkney!

Today the American Library Association announced the winners of its prestigious series of awards that honor books, videos, and audiobooks published for children and young adults in the previous year.

The John Newbery Medal, which recognizes the most distinguished contribution to children's literature, was awarded to "When You Reach Me," written by Rebecca Stead and published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, which honors the most distinguished American picture book for children, was awarded to "The Lion & the Mouse," illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, and published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers.

Visit Jerry Pinkey's website.

The Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in literature written for young adults) was awarded to "Going Bovine" written by Libba Bray and published by Delacorte Press.

The Coretta Scott King Author Book Award, which recognizes an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults, was awarded to "Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall," written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. The book is illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award, was awarded to "My People," illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. The book was written by Langston Hughes and published by ginee seo books, Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Congratulations to these talented authors and illustrators!