ALA Youth Media Awards Press Kit


                                                                                                                 American Library Association Youth Media Awards





Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2021 Youth Media Award announcements took place on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. CT  during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference. A recording of the 2021 YMA announcements is available at

ALA also announced Affiliate Awards Including the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature and Sydney Taylor Book Award

For a complete list of 2021 winners, please review our wrap press release: ALA announces 2021 Youth Media Awards

Photo from YMA 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 27, 2020.  

Press Releases  

ALA announces 2021 Youth Media Awards

ALA to announce youth media awards from virtual conference

ALA Youth Media Awards webcast open to schools, libraries, and public 

Youth Media Awards include: