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Jan 24: American Library Association announces 2022 Youth Media Award winners

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, taking place virtually...

Jan 25: United for Libraries’ Feb. 8 Learning Live session to offer cyber security guidance for Friends groups, Foundations, and their libraries

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue on Tues., Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern with “Cybersecurity: What Your Friends, Foundation, and Library Need to Know.”...

Jan 24: Donna Barba Higuera, Jason Chin win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

CHICAGO – Donna Barba Higuera, author of “The Last Cuentista,” and Jason Chin, illustrator of “Watercress,” are the 2022 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Donna Barba Higuera and Jason Chin were among the...

Jan 24: Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper win 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

CHICAGO – Carole Boston Weatherford, author of “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre” and Floyd Cooper, illustrator of “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre” are the winners of the 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators...

Jan 24: Nikki Grimes 2022 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

CHICAGO – Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2022 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made this morning by the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held virtually Jan. 21 – 24. 

“For...

Jan 24: “Too Bright to See” and “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” win 2022 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

CHICAGO – “Too Bright to See” by Kyle Lukoff and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo and published by Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, are the 2022 recipients of the Stonewall Book...

Jan 24: Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table announces 2021 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List titles

CHICAGO - ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is thrilled to announce the 2021 Best Graphic Novels for Adults (BGNA) Reading List. This reading list highlights the best graphic novels for...

Jan 24: First-ever Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List announced by the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

CHICAGO - ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is thrilled to introduce the 2021 Best Graphic Novels for Children (BGNC) Reading List. This reading list highlights the best...

Jan 24: RUSA Book & Media Awards Ceremony Recap

CHICAGO- On Sunday, January...

Jan 24: February Online Learning with RUSA

CHICAGO - The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), continues to offer an outstanding combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below:

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Jan 24: Firekeeper’s Daughter Wins 2022 Printz Award

CHICAGO –  FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER, written by Angeline Boulley and published by Henry Holt, an imprint of MacMillan, has won the 2022 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. has won the 2022 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The award was...

Jan 24: 2022 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 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...

Jan 24: YALSA announces 2022 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 2022 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, and...

Jan 24: A.S. King wins 2022 Edwards Award for Ask the Passengers, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz

CHICAGO - A.S. King is the recipient of the 2022 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for Ask the Passengers, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz.  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a...

Jan 24: “Firekeeper’s Daughter” wins 2022 William C. Morris Award

CHICAGO – “Firekeeper’s Daughter” written by Angeline Boulley, has been named the 2022 winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, which honors a book published by a first-time author. The book is published by Henry Holt and Company, an imprint of MacMillan Childrens Publishing Group. The...

Jan 24: “Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield” wins 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

CHICAGO – “Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield” written by Gail Jarrow has been named the 2022 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The book is published by Calkins...

Jan 24: Raúl Gonzalez, Donna Barba Higuera and Raquel Vasquez Gilliland win Pura Belpré Awards

CHICAGO – Raúl Gonzalez, illustrator of “¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge,” Donna Barba Higuera author of “The Last Cuentista,” and Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, author of “How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe,” are the 2022 recipients of the Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award, Children’s...

Jan 24: Raúl González, Donna Barba Higuera y Raquel Vasquez Gilliland ganan Premios Pura Belpré

CHICAGO – Raúl González, ilustrador de “¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge”; Donna Barba Higuera autora de “The Last Cuentista”; y Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, autora de “How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe” fueron seleccionados como los ganadores en las categorías Ilustración para Jóvenes...

Jan 24: Bryan Collier to deliver 2023 Children's Literature Lecture Award

CHICAGO – Illustrator and author Bryan Collier will deliver the 2023 Children's Literature Lecture Award. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX held virtually from January...

Jan 24: 2022 Batchelder Award honors Yonder: Restless Books for Young Readers for “Temple Alley Summer”

CHICAGO – Yonder: Restless Books for Young Readers is the winner of the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Temple Alley Summer.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX,...

Jan 24: Cynthia Levinson, Evan Turk win 2022 Sibert Medal

CHICAGO – Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk, author and illustrator of “The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art” were named the winners of the 2022 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2021. The award was announced...

Jan 24: 2022 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children announced

CHICAGO – HarperAudio/Katherine Tegen Books, producers of the audiobook “Boogie Boogie, Y'all,” have won the 2022 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children. HarperAudio/Quill Tree Books, producers of the audiobook “When You Look Like Us,” have...

Jan 24: Fred Rogers Productions wins Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for “Alma’s Way”

CHICAGO – Producer Fred Rogers Productions is the 2022 recipient of the Award for “Alma’s Way”. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held...

Jan 24: Otorgan a Fred Rogers Productions Premio a la Excelencia en Medios Digitales de Aprendizaje Temprano por “Alma’s Way”

CHICAGO – El productor Fred Rogers Productions es el ganador del Premio a la Excelencia en Medios Digitales de Aprendizaje Temprano 2022 (2022 Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award) por “Alma’s Way”. El anuncio lo dio a conocer en el día de hoy la Asociación de Servicios de Biblioteca...

Jan 24: Grace Lin wins 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award

CHICAGO – Grace Lin is the winner of the 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “The Ugly Vegetables” (...

Jan 24: Corey R. Tabor wins Geisel Award for “Fox at Night”

CHICAGO – Author and illustrator Corey R. Tabor is the 2022 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Fox at Night”, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of...

Jan 24: AILA announces 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Awards

CHICAGO — Today American Indian Youth Literature Award winning titles were highlighted during the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards, the premier announcement of the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature.  

Awarded biennially, the award identifies...

Jan 24: YMA highlights 2022 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth category winners

CHICAGO - The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), announced 2022 winners of its Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth categories today at 8 a.m. CT, during the ALA Youth Media Award announcements at LibLearnX...

Jan 24: 2022 Sydney Taylor Book Award winners announced

CHICAGO – The 2022 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, administered by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), were announced at 8 a.m. CT, during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held Jan. 21 - 24.

The Sydney Taylor...

Jan 24: Announcing the 2022 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

The Core Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction presents the 2022 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2020 and...