Awards (Books & Media)

2015 Stonewall Book Awards announced

CHICAGO – The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards were announced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

'Gabi, a Girl in Pieces' wins 2015 William C. Morris Award

CHICAGO – “Gabi, a Girl in Pieces” written by Isabel Quintero, has been named the 2015 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. The award was presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

Sharon M. Draper wins 2015 Edwards Award for 'Tears of a Tiger,' 'Forged by Fire,' 'Darkness Before Dawn,' 'The Battle of Jericho,' 'November Blues' and 'Copper Sun'

CHICAGO – Sharon M. Draper is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “Tears of a Tiger”; “Forged by Fire”; “Darkness Before Dawn”; “The Battle of Jericho”; “November Blues” and “Copper Sun.” The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the award today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

Live Oak Media wins 2015 Odyssey Award for 'H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination'

CHICAGO – Live Oak Media, producer of the audiobook, “H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination” has won the 2015 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

2015 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, Jan. 30 – February 3.

'I’ll Give You the Sun' wins 2015 Printz Award

CHICAGO – “I’ll Give You the Sun,”written by Jandy Nelson published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, has won the 2015 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, held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

'This Day in June' wins 2015 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

CHICAGO – “This Day in June” written by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D.,  illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, is the 2015 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. The award was announced today by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

2015 Batchelder Award honors Eerdmans Books for Young Readers for 'Mikis and the Donkey'

CHICAGO – Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. is the winner of the 2015 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Mikis and the Donkey.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, in Chicago.

Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2015 Carnegie Medal for 'Me...Jane'

CHICAGO – Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producer of  “Me...Jane,” is the 2015 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, in Chicago.

Kwame Alexander, Dan Santat win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

CHICAGO - Kwame Alexander, author of “The Crossover,” and Dan Santat, illustrator of “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” are the 2015 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

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