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ALA Award Winners

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2021 Youth Media Awards were announced on January 25.

Browse this year's winners and honor books by award or check out the big winners below.

For the full list, or to learn more about each award, visit the ALA's website. If you're looking for the Odyssey Awards for best audiobook recordings, check out our digital audiobooks!

 

Newbery Award Caldecott Award Coretta Scott King Award Printz Award Schneider Family Book Award Alex Award Children's Literature Legacy Award Margaret A. Edwards Award Mildred L. Batchelder Award Pura Belpre AwardRobert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Stonewall Book Award Theodor Seuss Geisel Award William C. Morris Debut Award YALSA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Sydney Taylor Book Award Odyssey Award

 

 

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When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020
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⭐  2021 Newbery Medal Winner


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We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020
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⭐  2021 Caldecott Medal Winner


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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020
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⭐  2021 Printz Award Winner