2022 Youth Media Award Winners

Here are the winners of the 2022 Youth Media Awards, announced during a virtual ceremony at ALA's LibLearnX.


Following is the list of winners announced at this morning's virtual ceremony during ALA's reimagined midwinter conference, newly named LibLearnX.  Please check back at SLJ.com throughout the day for more coverage, including interviews with winning authors.

John Newbery Medal

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Watercress illustrated by Jason Chin, written by Andrea Wang

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Fox at Night written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor 

Children's Literature Legacy Award

Grace Lin

Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media

Alma's Way produced by Fred Rogers Productions

Odyssey Award

Boogie Boogie, Y'all by and narrated by C.G. Esperanza

When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris, narrated by Preston Butler III

Robert F. Sibert Medal

The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art by Cynthia Levinson

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba

ALSC Children's Literature Lecture Award

Bryan Collier

Pura Belpré Awards
Youth Illustration:  ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge, by  Raúl the Third, Illustrated by  Raúl the Third

Youth Author: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Young Adult Author: How Moon Fuentez in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Michael L. Printz Award

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow 

William C. Morris Award

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley 

Margaret A. Edwards Award

A.S. King

Alex Awards

Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

The Library of the Dead by T.L Huchu

How Lucky by Will Leitch

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Malice  by Heather Walter

Lore Olympus, Vol. 1 by Rachel Smythe

Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Author Award: Carole Boston Weatherford for Unspeakable

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: Floyd Cooper for Unspeakable

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: Amber McBride for Me (Moth)

Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement: Nikki Grimes

Stonewall Book Award

Children: Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Young Adult: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Schneider Family Book Awards

Young Children: My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf

Middle Grade: A Bird Will Soar by Alison Green Myers

Teens: Words in My Hands by Asphyxia

Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Picture Book: The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel
Middle Grade: How to Find What You’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani
Young Adult: The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature'

Picture Book: Watercress by Andrea Wang

Children's Literature: Amina's Song by Hena Khan

Youth Literature: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

American Indian Youth Literature Award

Picture Book: Herizon by Daniel W. Vandever

Middle Grade: Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young

YA: Apple (Skin to Core) by Eric Gansworth

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