Children’s and Teen ALA award winners 2015

February 2, 2015

The ALA Youth awards have been announced at ALA Midwinter.


  • 2015 John Newbery Medal: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal: The Adventures of Beekle: The unimaginary friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat
  • 2015 Michael L. Printz Award: I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Robert F. Sibert Award: The right word: Roget and his Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award: Mikis and the donkey by Bibi Dumon Tak (this book is on order)
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award: Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the Firebird, illustrated by Christopher Myers, text by Misty Copeland
  • Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: When I was the greatest by Jason Reynolds
  • Pura Belpré Author Award: I lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin, illustrated by Lee White
  • Pura Belpré Illustrator Award: Viva Frida written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: You are (not) small by Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction ofr Young Adults: Popular: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen
  • Stonewall Book Award: This day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten (this book is on order)

These winners are available in our catalog now (unless noted), more copies will be ordered as needed.

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