Awards (Books & Media)

Sneve, Guest and Fortunate Eagle win American Indian Youth Literature Awards

DALLAS – The American Indian Library Association has selected "“The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” (2011), written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier; “Free Throw” (2011) and “Triple Threat” (2011), both written by Jacqueline Guest ;  and “Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School” (2010), written by Adam Fortunate Eagle, as recipients of the fourth American Indian Youth Literature Awards.  The awards w

2012 Over the Rainbow list recognizes 74 quality LGBT fiction and nonfiction titles

DALLAS – The 2012 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

2012 Amelia Bloomer List celebrates feminist perspective in books for young readers

DALLAS – The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, held Jan. 20-23, 2012.

The bibliography consists of well written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. This year’s list includes 78 titles published between July 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011.

Waldman, Chang, Shang, Thompson and Young win 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

DALLAS – The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) has selected “The Submission,” written by Amy Waldman; “The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking,” written by Ying-Ying Chang; “The Great Wall of Lucy Wu,” written by Wendy Wan-Long Shang; “Orchards,” written by Holly Thompson; and “The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China,” written by Ed Young as recipients for its 2012 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.  The awards were announced at the American Library Associ

'Where Things Come Back' wins 2012 William C. Morris Award

DALLAS –“Where Things Come Back,” written byJohn Corey Whaley and published by Antheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has been named the 2012 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.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.20 – 24 in Dallas.

'The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism &Treachery' wins 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

DALLAS –“The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery,”written bySteve Sheinkin and published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has been named the 2012 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults,  the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was presented today by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan.20 – 24 in Dallas.

'Where Things Come Back' wins 2012 Printz Award

DALLAS– “Where Things Come Back,” written by debut author John Corey Whaley, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing,has won the 2012 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 January 20 – 24 in Dallas.

2012 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

DALLAS – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 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 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Jan. 20 - 24.

Recipients are selected in three categories: ages 0 – 8, ages 9 – 13 and ages 14 – 18. Winners will receive $5,000 and a framed plaque, which will be presented in Anaheim, Calif., during the ALA Annual Conference in June.

Michael Morpurgo to deliver 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

DALLAS– Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo will deliver the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made 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. 20 – 24, in Dallas.

“The author of more than 100 titles of humor, magic and realism, Morpurgo movingly captures the struggles faced by both children and animals during wartime,” stated 2013 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Susan J. Pine.

2012 Batchelder Award honors Eerdmans Books for Young Readers for 'Soldier Bear'

DALLAS – Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., is the winner of the 2012 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Soldier Bear.”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. 20 – 24, in Dallas.

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