2020-2021 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 2021 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:
- 2021 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards
- 2021 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Charlotte Huck Awards, Orbis Pictus Book Awards, and Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels
- 2021 International Literacy Association (ILA) Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CLR SIG) Notable Books for a Global Society
- 2021 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Outstanding Science Trade 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.
2021 ALA Youth Media Awards
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
2021 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Children’s Book and Poetry Awards
Charlotte Huck Award for fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder
Orbis Pictus Award for excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children
2021 ILA CLR SIG Notable Books for a Global Society
2021 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books
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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