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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 24, 2023 at 4:34 PM by Genesis Gaule
The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced their 2023 Youth Media Awards which honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Here are this year's winners and honorees we have in our catalog!
Looking for past award winners? Check out our posts for the 2021 and 2022 award winners.
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Given to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
written and illustrated by Michael Emberley
Learning to ride a bike is hard. Can I do it? Yes, I can! A fun comic that kindergarteners and first graders can read on their own.Easy Reader Blue // Ages 4 - 8
GEISEL HONOR BOOKS:
Given to a Latino/Latina illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
written by Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia
A lyrical and stunning picture book about a grandmother bonding with her granddaughters as she teaches them how much they can learn from nature just by being curious.Easy // Ages 3 - 7
PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK:
(1) For most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.(2) Given to outstanding African American authors that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
by Amina Luqman-Dawson
After fleeing the plantation where they were enslaved, siblings Ada and Homer discover the secret community of Freewater, and work with freeborn Sanzi to protect their new home from the encroaching dangers of the outside world.Junior // Ages 8 - 12
NEWBERRY HONOR BOOKS:
For outstanding children's books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently translated into English.
originally published in Italian written by Lia Levi, illustrated by Jess Mason
1938, Italy. Six-year-old Jewish girl Lia grows up during a difficult time of racial discrimination and war, and discovers light in unexpected places. A classic, powerful story adapted for young readers, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations, family photo album, and author’s note.Nonfiction // Ages 8 - 12
To honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.
by Lisa Yee
Eleven-year-old Maizy visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, MN; as her visit lengthens, she makes unexpected discoveries about her family's history and herself.Junior // Ages 8 - 12
* John Newbery Medal (2023 Honor)
Given to a Latino/Latina writer whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
written by Claribel A. Ortega, illustrated by Rose Bousamra
Marlene's--a young Dominican girl--greatest enemy is the hair salon! Through her struggles and triumphs, this heartwarming and gorgeous middle-grade graphic novel shows the radical power of accepting yourself as you are, frizzy curls and all.Junior Graphic Novel // Ages 9+
PURA BELPRÉ AUTHOR HONOR BOOK:
For most distinguished informational book for youth.
written by Elizabeth Partridge and illustrated by Lauren Tamaki
This important work of nonfiction features powerful images of the Japanese American incarceration in America during World War II captured by three photographers—Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams—along with firsthand accounts of this grave moment in history.Nonfiction // Ages 10+
* Winner of the BolognaRagazzi Award for Photography* Named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and others
Honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults.
written by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon African Americans. In his first-ever memoir for young readers, Tommie Smith looks back on his childhood growing up in rural Texas through to his stellar athletic career, culminating in his historic victory and Olympic podium protest.Nonfiction Graphic Novel // Ages 8+ // e-book only
* Coretta Scott King Award: Author and Illustrator (2023 Honor)* A School Library Journal Best Book of 2022* Finalist for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People's Literature* A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year* A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year* A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year* A Booklist Best Book of the Year* A Horn Book Fanfare Title
YALSA NONFICTION HONOR BOOK:
Given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
written by Sabaa Tahir
Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town in California, best friends Salahudin and Noor understand each other the way no one else does. Until "The Fight", which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding. What is their friendship worth—and what will it take to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst? A brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel of young love, family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.Young Adult // Ages 14 - 17
* National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (2022 Winner)
To affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
written by Jas Hammonds
What's more important: Knowing the truth or keeping the peace? When seventeen-year-old Avery moves to rural Georgia to live with her ailing grandmother, she encounters decade-old family secrets and a mystery surrounding the town's racist past. Family secrets, a swoon-worthy romance, and a slow-burn mystery collide in a YA debut that explores how racial violence can ripple down through generations.Young Adult // Ages 14 - 18
* A School Library Journal Best Book of 2022* A Kirkus Best Books of 2022* A Parents Magazine Best Books of 2022* People magazine's Best Children's Books of 2022
Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Tag(s): young adult fiction, World War II, science fiction, recommendations, picture books, nonfiction, lgbt, junior fiction, Genesis Gaule, fiction, easy fiction, award winners, Asian Americans, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 23, 2022 at 11:53 AM by Genesis Gaule
The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced their 2022 Youth Media Awards which honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Here are this year's winners and honorees we have in our catalog!
Looking for past award winners? Check out our post about the 2021 ALA Award Winners.
by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin
Simple text and beautiful illustrations pack a strong emotional punch in this autobiographical picture book about gathering wild watercress that brings a daughter of immigrants closer to her family's Chinese heritage. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents. // Easy // Ages 4 - 8
by written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
Fox overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals. With repeating text bolstered by whimsical illustrations that provide cues to the story’s humorous plot, Tabor deftly uses sensory stimuli of sight, sound and smell to immerse young readers into the perils of the night. // Easy Reader Yellow // Ages 4 - 8
by Angeline Boulley[Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians]
When University of Michigan student Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source of a new drug. It's a page-turning YA thriller with gorgeous insight into Anishinaabe culture and a healthy dose of romance thrown in. // Junior (also in e-book and e-audiobook) // Ages 14+
by Malinda Lo
America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day. // Junior // Ages 14+
Tag(s): young adult fiction, science fiction, recommendations, picture books, lgbt, junior fiction, Holocaust, Genesis Gaule, First Nations, fiction, easy fiction, award winners, Asian Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 29, 2021 at 2:14 PM by Genesis Gaule
This week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2021 Youth Media Awards for children and young adults. Here are this year's winners and honorees we have in our catalog!
We Are Water Protectors
written by Carole Lindstrom; illustrated by Michaela Goade
Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
We Are Water Protectors stresses the urgent need to take care of Earth's water through the story of an Ojibwe girl fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Goade is of Tlingit descent, tribally enrolled with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. This is the first Caldecott win for a Native illustrator as well as the first win for a BIPOC woman!
Check out past Caldecott winners and honorees in our catalog:
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature (APAAL) aims to promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage through literary and artist merit.
This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.
If you'd like to explore more award winning Asian/Pacific literature, check out:
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., this award recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African Americans authors and illustrators that reflect the African-American experience.
This stirring novel-in-verse explores the cost of professional sports on Black bodies and how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed.
See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog
written by David LaRochelle; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Named for beloved author/illustrator Dr. Suess, this award recognizes the most distinguished books for beginning readers.
What happens when the book gets it wrong? Max is not a cat--Max is a dog! But much to his dismay, this book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a dog?
Tag(s): young adult, recommendations, picture books, Genesis Gaule, First Nations, fiction, children's books, award winners, Asian Americans, African Americans