2022 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION WINNERS

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: “The Last Cuentista,” written by Donna Barba Higuera, is the 2022 Newbery Medal winner. 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: “Watercress,” illustrated by Jason Chin, is the 2022 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Andrea Wang 

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford, is the King Author Book winner. The book is illustrated by Floyd Cooper 

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award: “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre,” illustrated by Floyd Cooper, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book is written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: "Me (Moth)," written by Amber McBride, is the Steptoe author award winner.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award: “The Me I Choose to Be, illustrated by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, is the Steptoe illustrator award winner. The book is written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley 

 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement: Nikki Grimes is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton. Grimes has been widely recognized for her distinguished contribution to children’s and young adult literature, winning numerous major awards. After more than 77 books, she has sealed her legacy by weaving poetry and novels in verse into an impressive body of work. Grimes currently resides in Corona, California, where she continues her powerful writing.

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: “Firekeeper’s Daughter,” written by Angeline Boulley, is the 2022 Printz Award winner.

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience: “My City Speaks,” written by Darren Lebeuf, illustrated by Ashley Barron wins the award for young children (ages 0 to 8).

Alex Award winners are: “Light from Uncommon Stars,” by Ryka Aoki, “The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot,” by Marianne Cronin, “The Witch’s Heart,” by Genevieve Gornichec,  “The Library of the Dead,” by T.L Huchu,“How Lucky,” by Will Leitch,  “Winter’s Orbit,” by Everina Maxwell, “The Rose Code,” by Kate Quinn,  “Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever,” by Kareem Rosser,  “Lore Olympus, Vol. 1,” by Rachel Smythe, and “Malice,” by Heather WalteR.

 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences. The 2022 winner is Grace Lin. 
 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults winner is A.S. King
 
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States: “Temple Alley Summer” is the 2022 Batchelder Award winner. Originally published in Japanese as “Kimyōji Yokochō no Natsu,” the book was written by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrated by Miho Satake, translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa.
Five Honor Books also were selected: “Coffee, Rabbit, Snowdrop, Lost,” written by Betina Birkjær, illustrated by Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard and translated by Sinéad Quirke Køngerskov; “In the Meadow of Fantasies,"  written by Hadi Mohammadi, illustrated by Nooshin Safakhoo and translated by Sara Khalili; “The Most Beautiful Story,”  written by Brynjulf Jung Tjønn, illustrated by Øyvind Torseter and translated by Kari Dickson; “Sato the Rabbit,” written and illustrated by Yuki Ainoya and translated by Michael Blaskowsky; and “The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas,”  written by María García Esperón, illustrated by Amanda Mijangos and translated by David Bowles.
Odyssey Award for the best audiobooks produced for children: “Boogie Boogie, Y'all,”  is written and narrated by C. G. Esperanza.
Odyssey Award for the best audiobooks produced for young adults: “When You Look Like Us,”  is written by Pamela N. Harris and narrated by Preston Butler III.

Pura Belpré Awards honoring Latinx writers and illustrators whose children's and young adult books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience: “¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge,” written & illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez
Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award: "The Last Cuentista,” written by Donna Barba Higuera
Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award "How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe,” written by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children: “The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art,” written by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Evan Turk
 Stonewall Book Award - “Too Bright to See," written by Kyle Lukoff
Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award:. “Last Night at the Telegraph Club," written by Malinda Lo
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book: “Fox at Night,” written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor 
 William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens: “Firekeeper’s Daughter,” written by Angeline Boulley
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: “Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield,” written by Gail Jarrow

 American Indian Youth Literature Awards winners include:
Picture Book: “Herizon,” written by Daniel W. Vandever [Diné], illustrated by Corey Begay [Diné];
Middle Grade Book: “Healer of the Water Monster,” written by Brian Young [Diné], cover art by Shonto Begay [Diné]
Young Adult Book: “Apple (Skin to the Core),” written by Eric Gansworth [Onondaga], cover art by Filip Peraić
 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.
The Picture Book winner is “Watercress,” written by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin
The Children’s Literature winner is “Amina’s Song," written by Hena Khan
The Youth Literature winner is “Last Night at the Telegraph Club,” written by Malinda Lo
The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.
Picture Book winner: “The Passover Guest,” by Susan Kusel, illustrated by Sean Rubin
Middle Grades winner: “How to Find What You’re Not Looking For,” by Veera Hiranandani
Young Adult winner: “The City Beautiful,” by Aden Polydoros
The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award  winner is Jane Yolen.

For more information on the ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit www.ala.org/yma .

The Last Cuentista By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

Watercress By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre By Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

Me (Moth) By Amber McBride Cover Image
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

The Me I Choose To Be By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt (By (artist)) Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

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Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

My City Speaks By Darren Lebeuf, Ashley Barron (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darren Lebeuf, Ashley Barron (Illustrator)
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 7th, 2021

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Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot: A Novel By Marianne Cronin Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 1st, 2021

The Witch's Heart By Genevieve Gornichec Cover Image
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Published: Ace - November 30th, 2021

The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights #1) By T. L. Huchu Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - June 1st, 2021

How Lucky: A Novel By Will Leitch Cover Image
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Published: Harper - May 11th, 2021

Winter's Orbit By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - December 28th, 2021

The Rose Code: A Novel By Kate Quinn Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 9th, 2021

Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever By Kareem Rosser Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 1st, 2022

Lore Olympus: Volume One By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
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Published: Random House Worlds - November 2nd, 2021

Malice By Heather Walter Cover Image
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Published: Del Rey - February 1st, 2022

Temple Alley Summer By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator), Miho Satake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator), Miho Satake (Illustrator)
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Published: Yonder - July 6th, 2021

Boogie Boogie, Y’all By C. G. Esperanza, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By C. G. Esperanza, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator)
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 10th, 2021

When You Look Like Us By Pamela N. Harris, Preston Butler (Read by) Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

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How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art By Cynthia Levinson, Evan Turk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Levinson, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Too Bright to See By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
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Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Fox at Night (My First I Can Read) By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 2nd, 2021

Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield (Medical Fiascoes) By Gail Jarrow Cover Image
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Published: Calkins Creek - October 12th, 2021

Healer of the Water Monster By Brian Young Cover Image
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Apple: (Skin to the Core) By Eric Gansworth Cover Image
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

Amina's Song (Amina's Voice) By Hena Khan Cover Image
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 9th, 2021

The Passover Guest By Susan Kusel, Sean Rubin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Kusel, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 19th, 2021

How to Find What You're Not Looking For By Veera Hiranandani Cover Image
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Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

The City Beautiful By Aden Polydoros Cover Image
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 5th, 2021