ALA Announces 2022 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the 2022 Youth Media Award winners — the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – virtually during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience.

Congratulations to Ryka Aoki, Genevieve Gornichec, T.L Huchu, Everina Maxwell, Rachel Smythe, and Heather Walter whose genre novels received Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences.

Also of genre interest:

Newbery Medal winner The Last Cuentista, written by Donna Barba Higuera, is about “a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children — among them Petra and her family — have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.“ Higuera’s book also won the Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award.

Newbery Honor BookA Snake Falls to Earth, written by Darcie Little Badger.

Mildred L. Batchelder AwardTemple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba.

The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award, which recognizes an author or entity who has made a substantial contribution over time to the genre of Jewish children’s literature, went to Jane Yolen.

The complete list of 2022 award winners follows the jump.

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