2022 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 2022 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 2022. 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 
    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 2022 
    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 2022
    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.

Other Awards for 2022:

STONEWALL BOOK AWARD: The Stonewall Book Award — Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award is given each year to “English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.”

PURA BELPRÉ AWARDS: Named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, this award is given each year to a Latinx writer and illustrator and for an author in the YA category.

AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE AWARDS: The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are announced in even years and were established to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives. Selected titles present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.

ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATURE: The Asian/Pacific American Award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit in three categories: picture book, children's literature and youth literature.

SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD: The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

YALSA AWARD: The Yalsa Award is given for excellence in nonfiction for Young Adults.