ALA Youth Media Awards 2022

JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Winner: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Honors: Red, White, and Whole written by Rajani LaRocca, A Snake Falls to Earth written by Darcie Little Badger, Too Bright to See written by Kyle Lukoff, Watercress written by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

RALPH CALDECOTT MEDAL for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Winner: Watercress illustrated by Jason Chin, written by Andrea Wang

Honors: Have You Ever Seen a Flower? illustrated and written by Shawn Harris, Mel Fell illustrated and written by Corey R. Tabor, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Carole Boston Weatherford, Wonder Walkers illustrated and written by Micha Archer and published by Nancy Paulsen Books

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The Last Cuentista Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
Availability: Backordered
Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

Winner of the John Newbery Medal
Winner of the Pura Belpré Award


TIME's Best Books of the Year
Wall Street Journal's Best of the Year
Minneapolis Star Tribune's Best of the Year
Boston Globe's Best of the Year
BookPage's Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly's Best of the Year


Red, White, and Whole Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063047426
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 2nd, 2021

Newbery Honor Book! A heartbreakingly hopeful novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia.


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A Snake Falls to Earth Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140923
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Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEWBERY AWARD HONOR
AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE AWARD HONOR
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST

Minneapolis Star Tribune Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best of the Year
Kirkus Best the Year
Apple Best of the Year
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
New York Public Library's Best of the Year


Too Bright to See Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593111154
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Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

A Newbery Honor Book • Winner of the Stonewall Book Award  • A National Book Award Finalist

"A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review


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By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Caldecott Medal Winner
Newbery Honor Book
APALA Award Winner
 
Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.
 
New England Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book


Have You Ever Seen a Flower? Cover Image
By Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182704
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 4th, 2021

A 2022 Caldecott Honor Book


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By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878014
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2021

A Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Book of the Year! An innovative and charming tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Fox the Tiger.


Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

Longlisted for the National Book Award

A Kirkus Prize Finalist

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

A must-have--Booklist (starred review)


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By Micha Archer, Micha Archer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593109649
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 30th, 2021

A Caldecott Honor winner!
 
Micha Archer's gorgeous, detailed collages give readers a fresh outlook on the splendors of nature.


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Home Is Not a Country Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593177051
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Published: Make Me a World - March 2nd, 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
 
“Nothing short of magic.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X
 


Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536214185
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Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

A National Book Award Finalist
A Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book


The People Remember Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise.


Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524737283
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree!
 
This luminous, defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.

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