ALA Cognotes Midwinter Meeting 2015 Highlights - (Page 1)
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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Youth Media Award Winners Announced
he American Library
Association announced the
top books, video, and audio books for children and young
adults at its Midwinter Meeting in
The 2015 award winners include:
John Newbery Medal for the
most outstanding contribution to
The Crossover, written by Kwame
Alexander, is the 2015 Newbery
Medal winner. The book is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Two Newbery Honor Books also
El Deafo by Cece Bell, illustrated
by Cece Bell and published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS.
Brown Girl Dreaming, written by
Jacqueline Woodson and published
by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint
of Penguin Group (U.S.A.) LLC.
(from left) Coretta Scott King Chair Jonda McNair; REFORMA President Sylvia
Cisneros; ALSC President Ellen Riordan; ALA President Courtney Young; and YALSA
President Chris Shoemaker during the ALA Youth Media Awards annoucnements.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most
distinguished American picture book for
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary
Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat, is the 2015
Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Dan Santat and published by Little,
Brown and Company, a division of Hachette
Book Group, Inc.
Six Caldecott Honor Books also were
Nana in the City, illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo and published
by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds
of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary
GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock, and
published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of
Random House Children's Books, a division
of Random House, Inc., New York.
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by
Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and
published by Candlewick Press.
Viva Frida, illustrated by Yuyi Morales,
written by Yuyi Morales, and published by
Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book.
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,
illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen
Bryant, and published by Eerdmans Books
for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B.
Eerdmans Publishing Co.
This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian
Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki, and
published by First Second.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book
Award recognizing an African-American
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2015 MIDWINTER MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
LINK TO COME
Dr. Cornel West greets attendees of the 2015 Martin Luther
King Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration on
February 2, part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits.
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