American Indian Library Assoc

The American Indian Library Association has announced the winners of their 2012 American Indian Youth Literature Award.  It is their fourth set of awards which are given in the even years. 

PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY

WINNER

The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood

The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier

HONOR BOOKS

Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light  Mohala Mai 'o Hau / How Hau Became Hau'ula I See Me

Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Karen Clarkson

Kohala Kuamo’o: Nae’ole’s Race to Save a King by Kekauleleana’ole Kawai’ae’a, illustrated by Aaron Kawai’ae’a, story by Walter and Luana Kawai’ae’a

Mohala Mai ‘O Hau = How Hau Became Hau’ula by Robert Lono ‘Ikuwa, illustrated by Matthew Kawika Ortiz

I See Me by Margaret Manuel

 

MIDDLE GRADES CATEGORY

WINNERS

Free Throw Triple Threat

Free Throw by Jacqueline Guest

Triple Threat by Jacqueline Guest

HONOR BOOKS

Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL Awesiinyensag

Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL by Melanie Florence

Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan Ji-Gikinoo’amaageng by Anton Treuer et al

 

YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY

WINNER

Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School

Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate Eagle

HONOR BOOK

Native Defenders of the Environment

Native Defenders of the Environment (and others in the series) by Victor Schilling