2018 Youth Media Award Winners

John Newberry Medal

For the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Hello, Universe written by Erin Entrada Kelly.

Newberry Honor Books

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes & illustrated by Gordon C. James.   Long Way Down written by Jason Reynolds   Piecing Me Together written by Renee Watson

Randolph Caldecott Medal

For the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Wolf in the Snow illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Caldecott Honor Books

Big Cat Little Cat illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper.   Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut illustrated by Gordon C. James & written by Derrick Barnes   A Different Pond illustrated by Thi bui & written by Bao Phi   Grand Canyon illustrated and written by Jason Chin

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.

King Author Award winner

Piecing Me Together written by Renee Watson

King Illustrator Award winner

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Charly Palmer

King Author Honor Books

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes   Long Way Down written by Jason Reynolds   The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas

King Illustrator Honor Books

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes   Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman illustrated by James F. Ransome

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

To affirm new talent.

Steptoe Author Award winner

The Stars Beneath Our Feet written by David Barclay Moore

Steptoe Illustrator Award winner

Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song illustrated by Charly Palmer

Schneider Family Book Award

For books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

For Young Children (ages 0 to 8)

Silent Days, Silent Dreams written and illustrated by Allen Say

For Middle Grades (ages 9-13) 

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess written by Shari Green

For Teens (ages 14-18)

You're Welcome, Universe written by Whitney Gardner


Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

For most distinguished information book for children.

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 written by Larry Dane Brimner

Sibert Honor Books

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One  Grand Canyon written and illustrated by Jason Chin  Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability written by Shane Burcaw, illustrated by Matt Carr  Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators that Saved an Ecosystem written by Patricia Newman

Directly sourced from:

"American Library Association announces 2018 youth media award winners", American Library Association, February 14, 2018.

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/02/american-library-association-announces-2018-youth-media-award-winners (Accessed February 15, 2018)

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