Congratulations to all the winners and honorees of the American Library Association’s 2017 Youth Media Awards!

John Newbery Award for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin /Workman, 2016).

Newbery Honor Books:

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum, 2016)

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly (Dutton Children’s Books, 2016)

Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk (Dutton Children’s Books, 2016).


The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children:

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown, 2016).

Caldecott Honor Books:

Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press, 2016)

Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Little Bee Books, 2016)

Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis (Candlewick Press, 2016)

They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books, 2016).

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

March: Book Three, created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions, 2016).

Printz Honor Books: Asking for It, by Louise O’Neill (Quercus, 2016).

The Passion of Dolssa, by Julie Berry (Viking Books , 2016).

Scythe, by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte. 2016).


Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille, by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016).

as brave as you, written by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum, 2016).

When We Collided, by Emery Lord (Bloomsbury, 2016).