Jan 25, 2022
On Monday, January 24th, the American Library Association (ALA) presented the 2022 Youth Media Awards.
The Youth Media Awards are presented annually to recognize distinguished and quality literature for children and teens. Some of the most prestigious awards in youth publishing are announced at this event including: the long-standing John Newbery Medal (celebrating its 100th anniversary), awarded to distinguished contributions to American literature for children; the Randolph Caldecott Medal, awarded to distinguished picture book illustrators; and the Michael L. Printz Award, honouring excellence in literature written for teens; among many others.
2022 Newbery winners:
WINNER: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff
Watercress written by Andrea Wang and illustrated by Jason Chin
2022 Caldecott winners:
WINNER: Watercress written by Andrea Wang and illustrated by Jason Chin
Have You Ever Seen a Flower? written and illustrated by Shawn Harris
Mel Fell written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Wonder Walkers written and illustrated by Micha Archer
2022 Michael L. Printz winners:
WINNER: The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Many other awards and amazing books for kids and teens were highlighted as well. For a full list of winners and finalists, click here. See the list below for all titles in the Ottawa Public Library’s collection.