Young Adult Library Services Association

American Library Association announces 2019 youth media award winners

SEATTLE  — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

A list of all the 2019 award winners follows:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

“Merci Suárez Changes Gears,” written by Meg Medina, is the 2019 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

YALSA’s 2019 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $30,000 in materials to libraries in New York and Saipan

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Tilden Campus Library and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library as the recipients of its annual Great Books Giveaway.

Martinez and Salsbury win YALSA’s 2019 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Elise Martinez and Meghan Salsbury as the winners of its 2019 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant.

Martinez and Salsbury will each receive a grant of $1,000 for collection development, generously provided by Baker & Taylor.

Wang wins YALSA’s 2019 Frances Henne Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded David Wang, General Librarian at the Elmhurst (New York) Branch of Queens Library, its 2019 Frances Henne Research Grant.

Strock receives YALSA’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Adrienne Strock, Programs, Outreach, & Partnerships Manager at the New Orleans (Louisiana) Public Library, as the recipient of its 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award acknowledges the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.

2019 Teens’ Top Ten book groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 15 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for its Teens’ Top Ten.

Lewis wins 2019 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Cicely Lewis, School Librarian at Meadowcreek High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the 2019 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens for her “Read Woke” program.

YALSA names 2019 Writing Award winners

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its 2019 YALSA Writing Award with members winning in four categories.

The winners are as follows:

M.T. Anderson wins 2019 Edwards Award for “Feed,” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party,” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves”

SEATTLE - M.T. Anderson is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “Feed;” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party;” and “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves” all published by Candlewick Press. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the award today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan.

The Poet X Wins 2019 Printz Award

SEATTLE – “The Poet X,”, written by Elizabeth Acevedo published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has won the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today announced the winner during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 25 - 29, in Seattle, Washington.