2010 ALA Youth Media Awards Announced

Earlier today the American Library Association (ALA)  announced the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

A complete list of all the 2010 literary award winners can be  seen here. Highlights include:

Winner of the John Newbery Medal (for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature):
When You Reach Me written by Rebecca Stead

Winner of the Caldecott Medal (for most distinguished American picture book for children):
The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

Winner of the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award (recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults):
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Winner of the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. and written by Langston Hughes

Winner of the Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award (honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience):
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros illustrated by Rafael López and written by Pat Mora

Winner of the Pura Belpré (Author) Award:
Return to Sender written by Julia Alvarez

6 Responses to “2010 ALA Youth Media Awards Announced”

  1. Aline Says:

    I’m so excited that Grace Lin’s “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” won a Newbery Honor! The honor is very well-deserved!…

  2. Corinne Robson Says:

    Aline –
    I totally agree! I have been recommending Where the Mountain Meets the Moon to everyone. It was one of my favorite books from 2009. Not only is the story amazing but so are the illustrations. Such a talented writer and illustrator!

  3. Corinne Robson Says:

    P.S. Check out Grace’s reaction on hearing the news http://outergrace.blogspot.com/2010/01/morning-phone-call.html

  4. Sally Says:

    Thanks for posting this; I heard the news via FB.