Awards (Books & Media)

Anna Kang, Christopher Weyant win Geisel Award for 'You Are (Not) Small'

CHICAGO – Author Anna Kang and illustrator Christopher Weyant are the 2015 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “You Are (Not) Small,” published by Two Lions, New York. 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.

Donald Crews wins 2015 Wilder Award

CHICAGO Donald Crews is the winner of the 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “Ten Black Dots,” Greenwillow Books, a division of William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1968 and “Freight Train,” Greenwillow Books, 1978.

Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet win 2015 Sibert Medal

CHICAGO – Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” were named the winners of the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2014. 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.

Pat Mora to deliver 2016 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

CHICAGO – Pat Mora, author and literacy advocate, will deliver the 2016 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. 30 – Feb. 3, in Chicago.

Yuyi Morales y Marjorie Agosín ganan premios Pura Belpré

CHICAGO – Yuyi Morales, ilustradora de Viva Frida, y Marjorie Agosín, autora de I Lived on Butterfly Hill, fueron seleccionadas como las ganadoras del Premio de Ilustración Pura Belpré 2015, y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2015 respectivamente. Las distinciones rinden homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyan el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

Yuyi Morales, Marjorie Agosín win Pura Belpré Awards

CHICAGO – Yuyi Morales, illustrator of “Viva Frida,” and Marjorie Agosín, author of “I Lived on Butterfly Hill,” are the 2015 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books.

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek wins 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

CHICAGO – Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek written by Maya Van Wagenen, has been named the 2015 winner of the Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award,  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.30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

Deborah D. Taylor 2015 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

CHICAGO – Deborah D. Taylor, coordinator of School and Student Services, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, is the recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA) during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan.30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

“Deborah D. Taylor is an extraordinary youth librarian and literacy advocate,” stated Award Committee Chair Loretta Dowell.

Woodson, Myers win 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

CHICAGO – Jacqueline Woodson, author of “brown girl dreaming” and Christopher Myers, illustrator of “Firebird” are the winners of the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Jason Reynolds, author of “When I was the Greatest”  is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent winner. The awards were announced today at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, being held Jan. 30 – Feb.

YALSA announces 2015 Alex Awards

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2015 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were announced today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3.

The 2015 Alex Award winners are:

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (9781476746586)

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