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.

 American Library Association announces 2022 Youth Media Award winners

The 2022 Youth Media Award announcements took place virtually on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at 8 a.m. CT  during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, a completely new conference experience based on years of research, exploration, and feedback from industry partners, event planning experts, and most importantly, ALA members. A recording of this year's announcements is available at

The 2022 announcements also include ALA Affiliate Awards including the Asian/Pacific American Awards for LiteratureSydney Taylor Book Award, and The biennial American Indian Youth Literature Award.

Celebrate a century of the Newbery Medal! 

Since 1922, lovers of children's literature -- children and adults alike -- anxiously await the announcement of the Newbery Medal for the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." This anniversary commemorates not only a century of captivating books, it celebrates the longevity and evolution of the award. The world has changed in the last 100 years, and with it, the Newbery Medal seeks to recognize stories that represent and respect all youth.

Join the celebration by attending our soon-to-be announced events, showing off exclusive Newbery merchandise, and by posting about all things Newbery on social media with #Newbery100. Share your favorite #Newbery100 books, authors, trivia, stories, memories, and more! Be sure to watch this page for updates, events, and new products.

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

Youth Media Awards include: