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January 10, 2011 / schulerbooks

Newbery and Caldecott winners announced!

The American Library Association has announced the 2011 winners of the Youth Media Awards, honoring exceptional children’s and young adult literature.

Among this year’s winners are:

John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature:

Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool (Delacourt Press)

Four Newbery Honor Books were named: Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen (Houghton Miffin Books for Children); Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus (Amulet); One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad); and Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House).

The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead; written by Philip C. Stead (Roaring Brook Press)

Two Caldecott Honor Books were named: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill (Little, Brown), and Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein (Candlewick).

Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to “the true worth and value of all beings”

The Coretta Scott King Award for Author:

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

The Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrator:

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

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award (New Talent) for Author:

Zora and Me, by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon (Candlewick)

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award (New Talent) for Illustrator:

Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World, illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler; written by Jenn Cullerton Johnson (Lee & Low Books)

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult Literature:

Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)

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