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January 12, 2016

ALA Awards 2016

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marketstreet_bgAs much as I love, Love, LOVE seeing which books won and grabbing up the winners, I’m glad I know longer review for the paper.  Why? Although I no longer get the books for free, I also no longer have to drive around town picking them up at libraries and books stores, defending to my editor why I hadn’t already reviewed several of them (Newbery and Caldecott winners, the others . . . meh), and reading and reviewing them all in 3 days.

Now, I can actually be excited and enjoy it all at the same time.  Yay!  Whew.  Yay!  So who won yesterday?

Newbery Medal:
Winner: 
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson (G.P. Putnam).  Super unusual that this went to a picture book but also super cool.  Matt de la Pena is one of my favorite authors in part because he’s not main stream.  Already requested from the library.
Honor Books:  
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Roller Girl written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan (Scholastic Press)

Randolph Caldecott Medal for illustration:
Winner: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown and Company). I’ve seen this one around but not yet managed to get my hands on it.  Also on request at the library.
Honor Books:  
Trombone Shorty illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Troy Andrews (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Waiting illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books) The first one on this list that I’ve already read and why this was always stressful as a reviewer!
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by Ekua Holmes, by Carole Boston Weatherford (Candlewick Press)
Last Stop on Market Street illustrated by Christian Robinson, by Matt de le Pena (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) Cool to see the illustrator also receive a reward.

Coretta Scott King Author Award:
Winner: 
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad)
Honor Books: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon (Candlewick Press)

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award:
Winner: 
Trombone Shorty illustrated by Bryan Collier, by Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor (Abrams Books for Young Readers). Awesome to see it take a medal since it received an honor above.
Honor Books: The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Carolrhoda Books)
Last Stop on Market Street illustrated by Christian Robinson, by Matt de la Pena (G. P. Putnam’s Sons).  This is clearly a book we all need to read with three listings already.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:
Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith (Clarion Books)

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award:
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by Ekua Holmes, by Carole Boston Weatherford (Candlewick Press).  When a book gets two or more mentions, read it.  

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
To Jerry Pinkney.  With 50 years of illustration, his work has brought to life the world of African American storytelling.  He is both an amazing artist and educator.  If you illustrate but don’t know his work, correct that.

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Winner: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray)
Honor Books: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez (Carolrhoda Lab)
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Roaring Brook Press)

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
Picture Book Winner: Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls (Schwartz & Wade Books)
Middle School Winner: 
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Penguin Group, Nancy Paulsen Books) and The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books for Young Readers).  Another multiple winner.
Teen Winner: 
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (Delacorte Press)

 

 

 

 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States:  Since I’m Reading The World, this one especially interests me, but seriously?  Get out of Europe, people.  There’s a whole world out there.
Winner: 
The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy written and illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick (Enchanted Lion Books).
Honor Books: Adam and Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld, iIllustrated by Philippe Dumas and translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green (Seven Stories Press)
Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village,” by Fang Suzhen, illustrated by Sonja Danowski and translated from the Chinese by Huang Xiumin (NorthSouth Books)
Written and Drawn by Henrietta written, illustrated and translated from the Spanish by Liniers (TOON Books)

Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator:
Winner: The Drum Dream Girl illustrated by Rafael Lopez, by Margarita Engleand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Honor Books: My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata illustrated byAntonio Castro L., by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford (Cinco Puntos Press)
Mango, Abuela, and Me illustrated by Angela Dominguez, by Meg Medina (Candlewick Press)
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Pura Belpre (Author) Award:
Winner: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle (Atheneum Books for Young Readers).
Honor Books: The Smoking Mirror by David Bowles (IFWG Publishing, Inc.)
Mango, Abuela, and Me illustrated by Angela Dominguez, by Meg Medina (Candlewick Press)

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for nonfiction:
Winner: Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers). No clue how I missed this one but it is now on my library request list.  Poor librarians!
Honor Books: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written and illustrated by Don Brownand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers) Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March written by Lynda Blackmon Lowery as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illustrated by PJ Loughran (Dial Books)
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Candlewick Press). If you write nonfiction, request this one.  Many times listed.

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for beginning reader book:
Winner: Don’t Throw It to Mo! written by David A. Adler, illustrated by Sam Ricks (Penguin Young Readers)
Honor Books:
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box written and illustrated by Jonathan Fenske (Penguin Young Readers)
Supertruck written and illustrated by Stephen Savage (A Neal Porter Book published by Roaring Brook Press)
Waiting written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books).  This one surprised me because in my head it was filed under picture book.

 

 

Happy Reading All!  (SOURCE American Library Association)

–SueBE

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  1. […] book recently won the Newbery award (see my post here). This is the award given by the American Library Association for an inspirational and […]

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