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​2019 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the top books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Pura Belpré awards. Take a look at the winner and honor titles!


Newbery Award

Merci Suárez changes gearsMerci Suarez Changes Gears

by Meg Medina

Winner

The night diaryThe Night Diary

by Veera Hiranandani

Honor

The book of BoyThe Book of Boy

by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Honor

​Caldecott Award

Hello lighthouseHello Lighthouse

by Sophie Blackall

Winner

Alma and how she got her nameAlma and How She Got Her Name

by Juana Martinez-Neal

Honor

The rough patchThe Rough Patch

by Brian Lies

Honor

Thank You, Omu!Thank You, Omu!

by Oge Mora

Honor

​Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award

Finding LangstonFinding Langston

by Lesa Kline-Ransome

Honor

The Parker inheritanceThe Parker Inheritance

by Varian Johnson

Honor

The season of Styx MaloneThe Season of Styx Malone

by Kekla Magoon

Honor

​Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

The stuff of starsThe Stuff of Stars

by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Akua Holmes

Winner

Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space raceHidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterfly, illustrated by Laura Freeman

Honor

Let the children marchLet the Children March

by Monica Clark-Robinson, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Honor

Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop

by Alice Faye Duncan, illustratrated by R. Gregory Christie

Honor

​Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

Monday's not comingMonday's Not Coming

by Tiffany D. Jackson

Winner

​Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

Thank You, Omu!Thank You, Omu!

by Oge Mora

Winner

​Pura Belpré Author Award

The poet XThe Poet X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Winner

They call me Güero : a border kid's poemsThey Call Me Güero

by David Bowles

Honor

​Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

DreamersDreamers

by Yuyi Morales

Winner

IslandbornIslandborn

by Junot Díaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Honor

When angels sing : the story of rock legend Carlos SantanaWhen Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana

by Michael James Mahin, illustrated by Jose Ramirez

Honor

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