2016 American Indian Youth Literature Awards

The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are presented every two years by the American Indian Library Association. The awards recognize the best in writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Here are the winners and the honor books:

PICTURE BOOK WINNER

Little You

Little You by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III

YOUNG ADULT WINNER

House of Purple Cedar

House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle

 

PICTURE BOOK HONOR

Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People

Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S. D. Nelson

MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

YOUNG ADULT HONOR

Her Land, Her Love

Her Land, Her Love by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie

Lollies Short List

The Lollies has filled the void left by the end of the Roald Dahl Prize. A panel headed by Michael Rosen selected four titles in each category and now children in Britain will vote for their favorites. Here are the shortlisted titles:

PICTURE BOOK

 Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger by Helen Stephens

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien

I need a wee! Slug Needs a Hug

I Need a Wee! by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Slug Needs a Hug by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

 

6-8 YEAR OLDS

Badly Drawn Beth The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

Badly Drawn Beth by Jem Packer and Duncan McCoshan

The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle

Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion Wilf the Mighty Worrier: Saves the World

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking and the Awful Invasion by David MacPhail and Richard Morgan

Wilf the Mighty Worrior: Saves the World by Georgia Pritchett and Jamie Littler

 

9-13 YEAR OLDS

 Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco (Emily Sparkes, #1)

Danger Is Still Everywhere: Beware of the Dog by David O’Doherty and Chris Judge

Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco by Ruth Fitzgerald

The Parent Agency Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel and Jim Field

Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon by Pamela Butchart and Gemma Correll