2016 American Library Association Youth All Media Awards

2016 ALA Youth Media Awards - YOUTH

John Newbery Medal

Last Stop on Market Street  by Matt de la Peña
Honor Books
   The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
   Roller Girl  written/ill. by Victoria Jamieson
   Echo  by Pam Muñoz Ryan

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear  ill. Sophie Blackall by Lindsay Mattick
Honor Books
   Trombone Shorty
, ill. Bryan Collier, by Troy Andrews
   Waiting  by Kevin Henkes
   Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement ill. Ekua Holmes, by Carole Boston Weatherford
   Last Stop on Market Street ill. Christian Robinson by Matt de le Peña
 

Coretta Scott King Book Award

AUTHOR
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
Honor Books
   All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
   The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
   X by Ilyasah Shabazz

ILLUSTRATOR
Trombone Shorty ill. by Bryan Collier, by Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor
Honor Books
   The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore ill. by R. Gregory Christie, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
   Last Stop on Market Street  ill. by Christian Robinson, by Matt de la Peña

NEW TALENT – ILLUSTRATOR
   Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement ill. by Ekua Holmes, by Carole Boston Weatherford
NEW TALENT – AUTHOR
   Hoodoo written by Ronald L. Smith
VIRGINIA HAMILTON – Jerry Pinkney  

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JERRY PINKNEY
ALA honored this famed author/illustrator in 2016, awarding Pinkney both the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement (recognizing an African American whose body of work has made a lasting literary contribution) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (author/illustrator whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children) awards.

CCPL's new Orange Branch, opened in April, 2015, features the artwork of Jerry Pinkney. The new children’s area there is designed to make visitors feel as though they’ve stepped inside the storybook Aesop’s Fables by Jerry Pinkney. Stop by the branch and enjoy the Pinkney experience!


Odyssey Award (audiobook)

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley  (CD book, eAudio, PlayAway)
Honor Book
   Echo  by Pam Muñoz Ryan   (CD book, eAudio, PlayAway)
 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras written/ill. by Duncan Tonatiuh
Honor Books
   Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written/ill. by Don Brown
   The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose
   Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
   Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement ill. by Ekua Holmes, by Carole Boston Weatherford

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (first readers)

Don't Throw It to Mo! by David A. Adler, ill. Sam Ricks
Honor Books
   A Pig, a Fox, and a Box  written/ill. by Jonathan Fenske
   Supertruck  written/ill. by Stephen Savage
   Waiting  written/ill. by Kevin Henkes

Andrew Carnegie Medal (video)

That Is NOT a Good Idea by Mo Willems (book link)

Mildred L. Batchelder Award (translated to English)

The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna
Honor Books
   Adam and Thomas  by Aharon Appelfeld, iIll. Philippe Dumas
   Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village  by Fang Suzhen, ill. Sonja Danowski
   Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Liniers

Pura Belpré Award (Latino)

AUTHOR
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle
Honor Books
   The Smokimg Mirror by David Bowles
   Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina, ill. Angela Dominguez

ILLUSTRATOR
Drum Dream Girl ill. Rafael López, by Margarita Engle
Honor Books
   My Tata's Remedies (Los remedios de mi tata) ill. by Antonio Castro, by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
   Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina, ill. Angela Dominguez
   Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras written/ill. by Duncan Tonatiuh

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (contribution) – Jerry Pinkney

Mary Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture AwardJacqueline Woodson
 

Schneider Family Book Award (disability experience)

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, ill. Sean Qualls (ages 0 to 10)

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt  —and
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (ages 11-13)

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (teen) 


2016 ALA Youth Media Awards – TEENcatalog links

Michael L Printz Award

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Honor Books
   Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
   The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War  by Steve Sheinkin
Honor Books
   Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margaret Engle
   First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove
   Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
   This Strange Wilderness:  The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain

William C. Morris Award (first-time author for teens)

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Honor Books
   Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
   Conviction  by Kelly Loy Gilbert
   Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
   The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Alex Awards (adult books for teens)

All Involved by Ryan Gattis
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
Girl at War by Sara Novic
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen
 

Margaret A. Edwards AwardDavid Levithan