#Winning: the 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards

A banner year! Check out this year's Newbery, Caldecott, and other medal winners.

Big news from the 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards! This year's Newbery Medal went to LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, a picture book by Matt de la Peña--notable because the Newbery is the award for outstanding writing, not illustration. There's only been one other picture book in the almost-100 years the award has existed that beat every novel released that year for the esteemed prize.

de la Peña, who's most known for his young adult novels, is also the first Latino to win the Newbery Medal. (Paula Fox, who is Latina, won the award in 1974.)

LAST STOP's illustrator wasn't left out of the party--Christian Robinson garnered Honors for both the Caldecott and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

Read about all the Youth Media Award winners and honor books here.... or just follow the links below and request your OPL copy today!

WINNERS:

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, by Matt de la Peña, illus. Christian Robinson
Winner, Newbery
Honor, Caldecott
Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator
(also available as a readaloud ebook!)

FINDING WINNIE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BEAR, by Lindsay Mattick, illus. Sophie Blackall
Winner, Caldecott

BONE GAP, by Laura Ruby
Winner, Printz
(also available as an ebook)

GONE CRAZY IN ALABAMA, by Rita Williams-Garcia
Winner, Coretta Scott King- Author

TROMBONE SHORTY, by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, illus. Bryan Collier
Winner, Coretta Scott King- Illustrator

HOODOO, by Ronald L. Smith
Winner, Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent- Author

VOICE OF FREEDOM: FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPIRIT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. Ekua Holmes
Winner, Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent- Illustrator

EMMANUEL'S DREAM: THE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH, by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus. Sean Qualls
Winner, Schneider Family- Children 0-10

FISH IN A TREE, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Winner, Schneider Family- Middle grade (tie)
(also available as an ebook and downloadable audiobook)

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Winner, Schneider Family- Middle grade (tie)
(also available as an ebook and downloadable audiobook)

THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B, by Teresa Toten
Winner, Schneider Family- Young adult
(also available as an ebook)

THE WONDERFUL FLUFFY LITTLE SQUISHY, by Béatrice Alemagna
Winner, Batchelder

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE (AUDIO RECORDING)
Winner, Odyssey

DRUM DREAM GIRL: HOW ONE GIRL'S COURAGE CHANGED MUSIC, by Margarita Engle, illus. Rafael López
Winner, Pura Belpré- Illustrator

ENCHANTED AIR: TWO CULTURES, TWO WINGS: A MEMOIR, by Margarita Engle
Winner, Pura Belpré- Author

FUNNY BONES: POSADA AND HIS DAY OF THE DEAD CALAVERAS, by Duncan Tonatiuh
Winner, Sibert

GEORGE, by Alex Gino
Winner, Stonewall- Children's
(also available as an ebook)

THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH, by Bill Konigsburg
Winner, Stonewall- Young adult

DON'T THROW IT TO MO! by David A. Adler, illus. Sam Ricks
Winner, Geisel

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, by Becky Albertalli
Winner, Morris

MOST DANGEROUS: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR, by Steve Sheinkin
Winner, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

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