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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 2020 Youth Media Awards were announced on January 27.

Browse this year's winners below or go straight to the 2020 Newbery Winner, 2020 Caldecott Winner, or 2020 Printz Award Winner! 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!

 

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New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Newbery Medalist

⭐ 2020 Coretta Scott King Author Book Award Winner


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Scary Stories for Young Foxes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250181428
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
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2020 Newbery Honor Book


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Other Words for Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019
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2020 Newbery Honor Book


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Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465809
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019
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2020 Newbery Honor Book

⭐ Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner


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The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Caldecott Medalist

2020 Newbery Honor Book

⭐ 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award Winner


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Bear Came Along Cover Image
By Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316464475
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019
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2020 Caldecott Honor Book


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Double Bass Blues Cover Image
By Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524718527
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019
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2020 Caldecott Honor Book


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Going Down Home with Daddy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561459384
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2019
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2020 Caldecott Honor Book


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What Is Given from the Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375836152
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 8th, 2019
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⭐ Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner


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Dig Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994917
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Printz Award Winner


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The Beast Player Cover Image
By Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250307460
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 26th, 2019
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2020 Printz Award Honor Book


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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019
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2020 Printz Award Honor Book


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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781629798813
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Published: Wordsong - October 8th, 2019
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2020 Printz Award Honor Book


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Where the World Ends Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250225498
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 3rd, 2019
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2020 Printz Award Honor Book


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Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Schneider Family Book Award Winner for Young Children


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Song for a Whale Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Schneider Family Book Award Winner for Middle Grades


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Cursed Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580899406
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Published: Charlesbridge Teen - June 25th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Schneider Family Book Award Winner for Teens


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Brown (My Alter Ego Is a Superhero) Cover Image
By Øyvind Torseter (Illustrator), Håkon Øvreås
$9.95
ISBN: 9781592702510
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - June 4th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Batchelder Award Winner


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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481487405
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner


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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023627
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 5th, 2020
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⭐ 2020 Pura Belpré Author Award Winner


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Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner


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When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Stonewall Book Award Winner


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The Black Flamingo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020
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⭐ 2020 Stonewall Book Award Winner


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Stop! Bot! Cover Image
By James Yang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425288818
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner


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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062824127
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020
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⭐ 2020 William C. Morris Award Winner


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Free Lunch Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324003601
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 10th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner


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Queen of Physics, Volume 6: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom Cover Image
By Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454932208
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 8th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner for Picture Book


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Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner for Children's Literature


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They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner for Young Adult Literature


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The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come Cover Image
By Sue Macy, Stacy Innerst (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481472203
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Picture Book


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White Bird: A Wonder Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019
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⭐ 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Middle Grade


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Someday We Will Fly Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147508911
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Published: Penguin Books - January 21st, 2020
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⭐ 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Young Adult


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Bowwow Powwow Cover Image
By Brenda J. Child, Jonathan Thunder (Illustrator), Gordon Jourdain (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681340777
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 1st, 2018
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⭐ 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Winner


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Indian No More Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148396
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Published: Tu Books - September 24th, 2019
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⭐ 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Middle Grade Book Winner


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Hearts Unbroken Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213133
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020
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⭐ 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Book Winner