2019-2020 Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards
Each year, the announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards gives us occasion to celebrate the many awards in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Below you will find links to the 2020 ALA award-winning, honor books, and authors that we blogged about, as well as links to other books we blogged about in the past that have won some of the most prestigious awards and honors in the field for 2020.
The following awards are included in this post:
- 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards
- 2020 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Book Awards
- 2020 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Best STEM Books
We invite you to explore our previously written blog entries for these winners and honor books. In the coming weeks, we will select a few more titles from the list of ALA winners and post blog entries to support you as you teach with these titles.
2020 ALA Youth Media Awards
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
Coretta Scott King Award for outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience
Pura Belpré Award for outstanding work of literature for children and youth by a Latinx writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latinx cultural experience
American Indian Youth Literature Award for the very best writing and illustrations by and about Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America
Children’s Literature Legacy Award for an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books.
Legacy Award Winner: Kevin Henkes
Margaret A. Edwards Award for an author’s significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Edwards Award winner: Steve Sheinkin
2020 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Awards
2020 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students
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About Grace Enriquez
Grace is an associate professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former English Language Arts teacher, reading specialist, and literacy consultant, she teaches and writes about children’s literature, critical literacies, and literacies and embodiment. Grace is co-author of The Reading Turn-Around and co-editor of Literacies, Learning, and the Body.
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