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American Indian Youth Literature AwardAmerican Indian Youth Literature Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/american-indianGiven out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult.<div class="ExternalClass713A496BBD354D9897D752463702EF07"><p>The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AILA) are given out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult.<br></p><p>The awards, established in 2006, honor the best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.​<br></p></div>american-indian
Caldecott MedalCaldecott Medalhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/caldecott<div class="ExternalClass1A0EB92CE23F4FFD883E2F135CE40EA8"><p>​The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This list covers selections in our catalog from 1980 to the present. <a href="http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal" target="_blank">Please see the Caldecott website for the full list.</a><br></p></div>caldecott
Coretta Scott King AwardCoretta Scott King Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/coretta-scott-kingAwarded to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.<div class="ExternalClassCB0B44FAD993433AB08E75D131D026CB"><p>​The <a href="http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards" target="_blank">Coretta Scott King Award</a> is given annually by the <a href="http://www.ala.org/" target="_blank">American Library Association</a> to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Featured here are award winners from 2000 to present.<br></p></div>coretta-scott-king
National Book Award - FictionNational Book Award - Fictionhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/national-fictionThe mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.<div class="ExternalClass885F180C8D1142AD962A26A4E9424E61"> <p>​The mission of the<a href="http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html#.WoclfP4Y6Uk" target="_blank"> National Book Foundation</a> is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.​</p> </div>national-fiction
National Book Award Winners - Non-FictionNational Book Award Winners - Non-Fictionhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/national-non-fiction​The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.​<div class="ExternalClassC6D79EE8373F4B1487C4F7ED708FD7F9"><p>​The mission of the<a href="http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html#.WoclfP4Y6Uk" target="_blank"> National Book Foundation</a> is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.​</p><br></div>national-non-fiction
Newbery MedalNewbery Medalhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/newberyThe Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.<div class="ExternalClass5892C17C9D484543B0372AC87B2E2823"><p>The Newbery Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This list covers winners from 1980 to the present. <a href="http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal" target="_blank">Lea​rn more about the award and about winners before 1980</a>.</p></div>newbery
Printz Young Adult Literature AwardPrintz Young Adult Literature Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/printzThe Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.<div class="ExternalClass4D621407C6F1491A9569B7E81819E82D"><p>​The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference.</p><p>The award's namesake was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas. He had a passion for books and reading. He also appreciated the authors who wrote books for young adults and demonstrated this by initiating an author-in-residence program at his high school.<br></p></div>printz
Pulitzer Prize: FictionPulitzer Prize: Fictionhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/pulitzer-fictionpulitzer-fiction
Pulitzer Prize: Non-FictionPulitzer Prize: Non-Fictionhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/pulitzer-non-fictionpulitzer-non-fiction
Pura Belpré AwardPura Belpré Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/pura-belpreThe Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.<div class="ExternalClassDECF2CD822F44F36A0CC722523622457"><p>​The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.</p><p>The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.<br></p></div>pura-belpre