2020 Award Winners

 YOUTH BOOK AWARD WINNERS . . .
(click on Award Name in text or in list at bottom of page for link to page with winners)

  • The Caldecott Medal 2020 was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

  • The (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award 2020. The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

  • The Newbery Medal 2020 was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

  • The Michael L. Printz Award 2020 is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards 2020 
    Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. Further, the Award encourages the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts in biographical, social, and historical treatments by African American authors and illustrators.

  • Schneider Family Book Award 2020 Three awards for children’s books are given annually to recognize and honor authors and illustrators of books that embody an arrtisitic expression of the disability experience.

  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award 2020 
    The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.

SOME OTHER AWARDS:

American Indian Youth Literature Awards

Picture BookBowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child

Middle School: Indian No More by Charlene Willing Mcmanis 

Young Adult:  Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

 

Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Picture Book: The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy

Middle Grade: White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio

Young Adult: Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin

 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Picture Book:  Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson

Children's Literature: Stargazing by Jen Wang

YA Literature: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

See ALA's complete list of award winners and honor titles.