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Youth Media Awards 2023!

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January 30 was a big day in Libraryland with the announcement of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards!  There are too many award winners and honorees for a single blog post (follow the link for the full list), but there are several titles which won multiple awards, and therefore are worth noting.  Freewater by debut author Amina Luqman-Dawson won both the John Newbery Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Author Book Award.  Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, written by Lisa Yee was the winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature as well as a Newbery honor book.  The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs written by Chana Stiefel, illustrated by Susan Gal won the Sydney Taylor Book Award, and gained an honor from the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award.  A Seed Grows, written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis, was an honor book for both the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award and the Sibert Award.  The Coquies Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding won two Pura Belpre Awards, one for the author, Karina Nicole Gonzalea, and one for the illustrator, Krystal Quiles.  And finally, Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement written by Angela Joy and illustrated by Janelle Washington won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, and was named an honor book for both the Caldecott and Sibert Awards.  Below you will find many more award winners and notable titles.  Happy reading!


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