WOW! What a great year for Latin@-themed books and books written/illustrated by Latin@s! I’m sure many of us reacted this way as the results of the ALA Youth Media Awards came in Monday. Matt de la Peña and Christopher Robinson’s Last Stop on Market Street took home the Newbery Medal and was named an Honor book for the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King awards.
AND OUR OWN ASHLEY HOPE PÉREZ’S OUT OF DARKNESS WAS NAMED A PRINTZ HONOR BOOK!!!!! YES, THIS IS IN ALL CAPS AND HAS LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS BECAUSE WE ARE SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR HER!!!!!!!! YAY, ASHLEY!!!!
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners and honor books.
Here are the winners and honor books by/for/about Latin@s. Click on the covers for more information:
John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Newbery Honor Books:
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. The Honor Books included:
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. The Caldecott Honor Books included:
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Books included:
Pura Belpré Award (Illustrator) honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Pura Belpré Award (Author) honoring Latino authors whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience:
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children.
Finalist for the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
Finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The Odyssey Honor Recording was:
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. The list included: