Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Award Winners Announced

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

“Dead End in Norvelt,” written by Jack Gantos

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

“A Ball for Daisy," illustrated and written by Chris Raschka

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

“Where Things Come Back,” written by John Corey Whaley

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

“Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans" by Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator

For a complete list of the 2012 Youth Media Award winners can be found on the American Library Association website.

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