American Library Association Youth Media Awards
Every year the American Library Association (ALA) hosts the Youth Media Awards, a ceremony honoring books, videos, and other materials aimed for children and teens. These awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, are given for outstanding original and creative work in the literature.
The award ceremony took place on Monday, January 30, 2023 at the ALA LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience conference in New Orleans. To watch the Youth Media Award ceremony, click here.
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Freewater, written by Amina Luqman-Dawson
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Hot Dog, illustrated and written by Doug Salati
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults: Freewater, written by Amina Luqman-Dawson
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual, illustrated by Frank Morrison and written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: All My Rage, written by Sabaa Tahir
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience: Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion, written by Shannon Stocker, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth
Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement paying tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s authors: Dr. Claudette McLinn, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature
For a list of all winners, please visit the ALA website.