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2023 Youth Media Award Winners

2023 Youth Media Award Winners

Following is the list of winners announced at this morning's 2023 Youth Media Awards ceremony during ALA's Lib Learn X.  Please check back at SLJ.com throughout the day for more coverage, including interviews with winning authors.

John Newbery Medal

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson
 

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Hot Dog by Doug Salati


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

I Did It! by Michael Emberley
 

Children's Literature Legacy Award
James E. Ransome


Odyssey Award covers

Odyssey Award
Children: Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, produced by Taryn Beato 

YA Award: The Honeys by Ryan La Sala, produced by Melissa Ellard

Sibert and Batchelder Award winner covers

Robert F. Sibert Medal
Seen and Unseen by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Lauren Tamaki
 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II by Lia Levi, illus. by Jess Mason
 

ALSC Children's Literature Lecture Award
Rita Williams-Garcia

Pura Belpré Awards

Children's Illustration: Where Wonder Grows, illus by Adriana M. Garcia, written by Xelena González

Children's Author: Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega, illus. by Rose Bousamra

Young Adult Author: Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado
 

Michael L. Printz Award

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

YALSA and Morris-Award-Covers

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, and Dawud Anyabwile 
 

William C. Morris Award

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum
 

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Jason Reynolds
 

Alex Awards

A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

Babel by R.F. Kuang

Chef's Kiss by Jarrett Melendez

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora

The High Desert: Black. Punk. Nowhere. by James Spooner

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

True Biz by Sara Nović

Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser
 

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Author Award: Amina Luqman-Dawson, Freewater

Illustrator Award: Frank Morrison, Standing in the Need of Prayer written by Carole Boston Weatherford
 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

Illustrator: Janelle Washington, Choosing Brave written by Angela Joy 

Author: Jas Hammonds, We Deserve Monuments
 

Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement: Claudette McLinn

Stonewall Book Award

Children: Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild, illus. by Charlene Chua

Young Adult: When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb
 

Schneider Family Book Awards

Young Children: Listen by Shannon Stocker, illus. by Devon Holzwarth

Middle Grade: Wildoak by C.C. Harrington

Teens: The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart
 

Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Picture Book: The Tower of Life by Chana Stiefel, illus. by Susan Gal

Middle Grade: Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe

Young Adult: When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb
 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Picture Book: From the Tops of the Trees by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Rachel Wada

Children's Literature: Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Youth/YA Literature: Himawari House by Harmony Becker

Newbery Medal Caldecott Medal Printz Award Youth Media Awards

TEENAGER: A WRITING AND VISUAL ART CONTEST

TEENAGER: A WRITING AND VISUAL ART CONTEST

["Shadow (Self-Portrait)" by Amelia_v, YWP]

TEENAGER: A Writing and Visual Art Contest
Who are you? What is your life like as a teenager in 2023?
Win cash prizes and get published!Respond to the challenge, TEENAGER.  In words or images, explore, but don't feel limited by, questions such as:

  • Who are you at your core? How, when, or where do you most feel like your true self?
  • What most inspires you? Where do you find awe, joy, contentment, kindness, love?
  • What are the major influences in your life – people, places, ideas, creativity, the arts? How do they help to define who you are, what is important to you, and what you hope for in your life? 
  • What issues are teenagers facing that adults don’t understand?

NOTE TO VISUAL ARTISTS: Responses can be abstract, literal, symbolic, interpretive, realistic – whatever best conveys your message.

Go to the challenge: TEENAGER

CONTEST DETAILS

  • For young writers and artists from anywhere, ages 12-18, who have accounts with Young Writers Project. (Account sign-up is easy and free on youngwritersproject.org. Teachers may also sign up for accounts to submit work on behalf of students.)
  • THE CHALLENGE: TEENAGER
  • GENRES: Writing Category: Poetry, prose, essay, commentary, songwriting; Visual Art Category: Photography, painting, sketching, sculpture, collage, digital art. (If your chosen genre or medium isn't listed here, that's OK, go ahead and submit it!)
  • ​Must be your own original work and not published elsewhere
  • You may make multiple submissions in both categories, but quality wins over quantity. Take the time to polish and craft your work.
  • PRIZES IN TWO CATEGORIES – Writing and Visual Art:
  • 1st place (GOLD) in each category: $150
    2nd place (SILVER) in each category: $100
    3rd place (BRONZE) in each category: $75 
  • PUBLICATION: All winning submissions and honorable mentions will be published in the April 2023 issue of YWP’s digital magazine, The Voice, and will be considered for our annual anthology.
  • DEADLINE: March 1, 2023
  • WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR: Compelling, moving, descriptive, and original writing and visual art. 
  • HOW TO SUBMIT WORK: Click on the challenge, "Teenager;" click "Respond," and a new blog form will pop up. Fill in title, category, and post your submission. Remember to SAVE. For more information on how to submit work on YWP, go to How the YWP Site Works.

Questions? Contact Susan Reid, YWP Executive Director: Reid@YWP> on the site, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Show Off Your Art And Craft Skills!

DFL Book Club

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The Dover Free Library Book Club is reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. The meeting is Wednesday, February 8 at 1:00 pm.

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Artists in the Community Room

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