Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

On Monday, January 24, the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards (YMA) were announced. The YMAs include the John Newbery Medal, Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King awards, and many more awards that are given to distinguished books and media for children and teens.

Shirley Chisholm dared : the story of the first black woman in congress by Williams, Alicia R.
Runaway : the daring escape of Ona Judge by Shepard, Ray Anthony
Classified : the secret career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee aerospace engineer by Sorell, Traci
Nina : a story of Nina Simone by Todd, Traci N.
The genius under the table : growing up behind the Iron Curtain by Yelchin, Eugene
I hop by Cepeda, Joe
Nothing fits a dinosaur by Fenske, Jonathan
Fox at night by Tabor, Corey R.
Almost flying by Arlow, Jake Maia
Rez dogs by Bruchac, Joseph
The sea in winter by Day, Christine
Starfish by Fipps, Lisa
How to find what you're not looking for by Hiranandani, Veera
Ophie's ghosts by Ireland, Justina.
Temple alley summer by Kashiwaba, Sachiko
Amina's song by Khan, Hena
Linked by Korman, Gordon.
Red, white, and whole by LaRocca, Rajani
Too bright to see by Lukoff, Kyle
A kind of spark by McNicoll, Elle.
A bird will soar by Myers, Alison Green
Finding Junie Kim by Oh, Ellen
Root magic by Royce, Eden
The used-to-be best friend by Quigley, Dawn.
Notable native people : 50 indigenous leaders, dreamers, and changemakers from past and present by Keene, Adrienne
Dear Mr. Dickens by Churnin, Nancy
Nicky & Vera : a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued by Sís, Peter
Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown by Sheinkin, Steve
The people remember by Zoboi, Ibi Aanu
Soul Food Sunday by Bingham, Winsome.
Coffee, Rabbit, Snowdrop, Lost by Birkjaer, Betina
Boogie boogie, y'all by Esperanza, Charles George
The last cuentista by Higuera, Donna Barba
¡Vamos! : let's cross the bridge by Raúl the Third
Stuntboy, in the meantime by Reynolds, Jason
The sea-ringed world : sacred stories of the Americas by García Esperón, María
Summertime sleepers : animals that estivate by Stewart, Melissa
We are still here! : native American truth everyone should know by Sorell, Traci
May your life be deliciosa by Genhart, Michael
Sato the rabbit by Ainoya, Juki.
Wonder walkers by Archer, Micha
Have you ever seen a flower? by Harris, Shawn  (Artist)
The Passover guest by Kusel, Susan
Bright star by Morales, Yuyi
I sang you down from the stars by Spillett-Sumner, Tasha
Mel fell by Tabor, Corey R.
A walk in the words by Talbott, Hudson
Watercress by Wang, Andrea
Grandad's camper by Woodgate, Harry
Child of the flower-song people : Luz Jiménez, daughter of the Nahua by Amescua, Gloria
Unspeakable : the Tulsa Race Massacre by Weatherford, Carole Boston
Borders by King, Thomas
The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art by Levinson, Cynthia
Firekeeper's daughter by Boulley, Angeline
Last night at the Telegraph Club by Lo, Malinda
Concrete rose by Thomas, Angie.
Ace of spades by Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah.
What beauty there is : a novel by Anderson, Cory
We are not free by Chee, Traci
Somewhere between bitter and sweet by Kemp, Laekan Zea
Elatsoe by Little Badger, Darcie
Me (Moth) by McBride, Amber.
The city beautiful by Polydoros, Aden
The summer of lost letters by Reynolds, Hannah
Fifteen hundred miles from the sun by Villa, Jonny Garza
From a whisper to a rallying cry : the killing of Vincent Chin and the trial that galvanized the Asian American movement by Yoo, Paula
Revolution in our time : the Black Panther Party's promise to the people by Magoon, Kekla
Black birds in the sky : the story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Colbert, Brandy
Apple skin to the core : a memoir in words and pictures by Gansworth, Eric L.
A snake falls to earth by Little Badger, Darcie
Where I belong by Mickelson, Marcia Argueta
Hunting by stars by Dimaline, Cherie
A face for Picasso : coming of age with Crouzon syndrome by Henley, Ariel

Browse the full lists of winning titles and place holds in our catalog!