ALA's 2011 Youth Media Awards Announced

moon-over-manifestSince we can’t all be in San Diego, we’re bringing the Youth Media Awards to you. This morning some of the most prestigious awards in youth literature were announced at the Midwinter Meeting. Here are the 2011 award winners:

Newbery  Medal

Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte)

Caldecott Medal

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin C. Stead (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter)

Printz Award

Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)

Coretta Scott King Author Award

One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad)

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Little, Brown)

Odyssey Award

The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex, read by Bahni Turpin (Listening Library)

William C. Morris Award

The Freak Observer, by Blythe Woolston (Carolrhoda/Lab)

For the full roundup of winners, honorees, and lists, check out ALA’s official press release.

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