Youth Media Awards 2018!

The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards were announced this morning! Here are the YA winners:

Michael L. Printz Award for the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year

  • Winner: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • Honor: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Honor: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Honor: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (the OYAN Mock Printz winner!)
  • Honor: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults for the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.

  • Winner: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
  • Honor: #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
  • Honor: Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  • Honor: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  • Honor: The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature

  • Winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Honor: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Honor: Devils Within by S.F. Henson
  • Honor: Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
  • Honor: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Odyssey Award for the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States

  • Winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Honor: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  • Honor: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Margaret A. Edwards Award for an author who has made a significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature: Angela Johnson

Alex Awards for ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18

  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  • Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
  • A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming
  • Malagash by Joey Comeau
  • Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
  • She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
  • Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh
  • An Unlikeness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Coretta Scott King Award for outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values

  • Winner: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  • Honor: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Honor: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Stonewall Book Award for English-language books of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience

  • Winner: Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • Winner: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  • Honor: As the Crow Flies, written and illustrated by Melanie Gillman
  • Honor: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences

  • Winner, Teen Book: You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Watch the entire announcement event, including the children’s winners.

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