Check Out 2020 Youth Award Winners!

On Monday, American Library Association announced several awards for children's literature.

Newbery Award: New Kid by Jerry Craft and Illustrated by Jim Callahan

This is the first time a graphic novel has been given this award. The Newbery Medal is given to the most outstanding contribution to American children's literature published in 2019.

Newbery Honor Books:

The Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Scary Stories for Young Foxes written by Christian McKay Heidicker, Illustrated by Junyi Wu

Other Words for Home written by Jasmine Warga

Genesis Begins Again written by Alicia D.

Randolph Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King Book Award: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson  

Kwame Alexander already has a Newbery Medal to his name for his novel "The Crossover" from five years ago. This book was also awarded the Coretta Scott King Book Award. This award is given to outstanding African-American author (s) and illustrator(s) of American children's literature published in 2019.

Caldecott Honor Books:

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Loney and Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons and Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Stop! Bot! Author and Illustrated by James Yang

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American children's literature for beginning readers published in 2019. This award was given to "Stop! Bot!" written and illustrated by James Yang.

Pura Belpre Award: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Pura Belpre Award is given to a Latino/Latina author(s) and illustrator(s) whose work best represents and celebrates Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children published in 2019. This was given to "Sal and Gabi Break the Universe" by Carlos Hernandez.

Robert F. Silbert Information Book Medal: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Robert F. Silbert Information Book Medal is given to author(s) and illustrator(s) for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2019. This award was given to "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" written by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.

To see the complete list of all the award winning books, check here.

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