Top Awards Given Out for Young Adult and Children’s Literature
The New York Times
By Alexandra Alter
February 12, 2018
Erin Entrada Kelly’s middle grade novel “Hello, Universe,” about the bond that forms between a Filipino-American boy, a Japanese-American girl and a deaf girl after a shocking act by a neighborhood bully, won the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, one of the top literary prizes given out at the American Library Association’s awards for young adult and children’s literature.
The awards, which were announced Monday at the association’s midwinter conference in Denver, are among the most prestigious prizes within children’s literature, and can drive sales and steer librarian and teacher recommendations.