Pura Belpre Award – Illustration

Honor Books

Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Tito Puente: Mambo King by Rafael Lopez, written by Monica Brown

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (Wonderful!)

WINNER

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (Yup!  Hoped this would be here!)

Michael L. Printz Award

Honor Books

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Hurrah!!!!!)

Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (Oh yes!!)

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

WINNER

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (YES!  Perfect Pick!)

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction

Finalists:

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

Go by Chip Kidd

Imprisoned by Martin W. Sandler

Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone

The President Has Been Shot by James L. Swanson

WINNER

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

William C. Morris Award

Debut author award for teens:

Finalists

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

WINNER

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

William C. Morris Award

Debut author award for teens:

Finalists

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

WINNER

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Lifetime award for adolescent literature:

Markus Zusak (Wonderful surprise!)

Coretta Scott King – Author Awards

Honor Books

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (YES!)

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes (Hurrah!)

Winner

PS Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia (YES!)

Coretta Scott King Award – Illustrator

Illustrator Honor Book

Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela (Yes!)

Illustrator Winner

Bryan Collier for Knock Knock (Lovely!)

Coretta Scott King Award – New Talent

When the Beat Was Born by Theodore Taylor III

Written by Laban Carrick Hill