Monday, February 2, 2015

Youth Media Awards!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Youth Media Awards! This is one of the best days of the year! I was having a particularly unpleasant morning so it was nice to have this to look forward to.  I’m sure many of you who could watch watched or tried to stay updated. I watched until 9:30 when I had a class, alas. I am very excited about all the winners though I have to admit there were some surprises. This One Summer is a beautiful book but also a surprising Caldecott Honor. I found it interesting that there were only two Newbery honor books. Was personally hoping "The Night Gardener" would win an honor. It was Packer's 4th &5th Grade Mock Newbery favorite. I did however love that “I’ll Give You The Sun” won the Printz. It was one of my favorites. Anyway, for those who want an update in one place here they are! Feel free to leave any comments on your thoughts or add the awards I left out. I don’t have everything up but if you want it all you can find it here as well.

Alex Awards

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
Bingo’s Run by James A. Levine
Confessions by Kanae Minato Translated by Stephen Snyder
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Lock In by John Scalzi
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Schneider Family Book Awards

Best Young Childrens’s Book: A Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz; Illustrated by Catia Chien
Best Middle Grades Book: Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Best Teen Book: Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Stonewall Book Award
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Written & Illustrated by Susan Kuklin
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchio, Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD Illustrated by Kristyna Litten

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Deborah D. Taylor

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson, Illustrated by Hadley Hooper
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award
Christian Robinson: Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell,
Frank Morrison for: Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Christopher Myers: Firebird by Misty Copeland

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

William C. Morris Award
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Randolph Caldecott Medal
Nana in the City illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

John Newbery Medal
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Michael L. Printz Award
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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