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La Follette Library Portal: Award Winning Books

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2019 Youth Media Award Winners

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Michael L. Printz Award

Michael Printz award


Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Literature Written for Young Adults

2019 Winner
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

2019 Honor Books 
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold, 

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb
I, Claudia by Mary McCoy

Stonewall Book Award

Stonewall Award

Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Books of Exceptional Merit Relating to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Experience

2019 Winner
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

2019 Honor Books
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award

Odyssey Award for Best Audiobook Produced for Children and/or Young Adults

2019 Winner
Sadie by Courtney Summers

2019 Honor Books
Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Duncan Tonatiuh
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

William C. Morris Award

William C. Morris Award

William C. Morris Award for a Debut Book Published by a First-Time Author Writing for Teens

2019 Winner
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

2019 Finalists
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Coretta Scott King Award

 Coretta Scott King Award medal

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award Recognizing and African-American Author of Outstanding Books for Children

2019 Winner
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield

2019 Honor Books 
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome 

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Pura Belpre Award

            Pura Belpre Award

Pura Belpre Awards Honoring a Latinx Writer and Illustrator Whose Children's Books Best Portray, Affirm and Celebrate the Latino Cultural Experience

2019 Author Winner
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

2019 Author Honor Book 
They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid's Poems by David Bowles 

2019 Illustrator Winner
Dreamers, Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

2019 Illustrator Honor Books
Islandborn, Illustrated by Leo Espinosa
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana, Illustrated by Jose Ramirez


John Newbery Medal


John Newbery Medal for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature

2019 Winner
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

2019 Honor Books
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Randolph Caldecott Medal

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Randolph Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished American Picture Book for Children

2019 Winner
Hello Lighthouse, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

2019 Honor Books
Alma and How She Got Her Name, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
A Big Mooncake for Little Star, Illustrated by Grace Lin
The Rough Patch, Illustrated by Brian Lies
Thank You, Omu!, Illustrated by Oge Mora



YALSA Award medal

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

2019 Winner
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown

2019 Finalists
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J.

National Book Award

National Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Awards Honor an Author or Illustrator for a Book That Embodies an Artistic Expression of the Disability Experience for Child and Adolescent Audiences.

2019 Winner for Teens
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

2019 Honor Book for Teens
(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health, edited by Kelly Jensen