2024 OTHER AWARDS

2024 OTHER AWARD WINNERS . . .

Pura Belpré Awards honoring Latinx writers and illustrators whose children's and young adult books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience: 

“Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir, illustrated by Pedro Martín, is the 2024 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Award winner. The book was written by Pedro Martín and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Three Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Books were named: “Mi papá es un agrícola/My Father, the Farmworker,” illustrated by José B. Ramírez, written by J. Roman Pérez Varela and published by Lil’ Libros; “Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock,” illustrated by Eliza Kinkz, written by Jesús Trejo and published by Minerva, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, a division of Astra Publishing House; and “Remembering,” illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia, written by Xelena González and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.

“Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir,” written by Pedro Martín, is the 2024 Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award winner. The book is illustrated by Pedro Martín and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Five Belpré Children’s Author Honor Books were named: “Alebrijes,” written by Donna Barba Higuera and published by Levine Querido; “Aniana del Mar Jumps In,” written by Jasminne Mendez and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House; “Benita y las Criaturas Nocturnas,” written by Mariana Llanos, illustrated by Cocoretto and published by Barefoot Books; “Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock,” written by Jesús Trejo, illustrated by Eliza Kinkz and published by Minerva, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, a division of Astra Publishing House; and “Something Like Home,” written by Andrea Beatriz Arango and published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House.

“Saints of the Household,” written by Ari Tison, is the 2024 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award winner. The book is published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group.

Two Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Book were named: “The Prince and the Coyote,” written by David Bowles, illustrated by Amanda Mijangos and published by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Levine Querido; and “Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey,” written and illustrated by Edel Rodriguez and published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Co.

American Indian Youth Literature Awards are announced in even years (e.g. 2022, 2024, 2026) 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.

This year’s winners include: Picture Book: “Forever Cousins,” written by Laurel Goodluck (Mandan & Hidatsa and Tsimshian), illustrated by Jonathan Nelson (Navajo/Diné) and published by Charlesbridge and “A Letter for Bob,” written by Kim Rogers (Wichita & Affiliated Tribes), illustrated by Jonathan Nelson (Navajo/Diné) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Middle Grade Book: “We Still Belong,” written by Christine Day (Upper Skagit), cover art by Madelyn Goodnight (Chickasaw Nation) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and Young Adult Book: “Rez Ball,” written by Byron Graves (Ojibwe), jacket art by Natasha Donovan (Métis) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

The American Indian Youth Literature Awards Honor titles include:

Picture Honor Books: "Celebration," by Lily Hope (Tlingit), illustrated by Kelsey Mata Foote (Tlingit) and published by Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI); "Contenders," by Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation), illustrated by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Tribe) and published by Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House; “Berry Song,” written and illustrated by Michaela Goade (Tlingit Nation) and published by Little, Brown and Co., a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; “Remember,” by Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), illustrated by Michaela Goade (Tlingit Nation) and published by Random House Studio, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House; and “Rock Your Mocs,” by Laurel Goodluck (Mandan & Hidatsa and Tsimshian), illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight (Chickasaw Nation) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Middle Grade Honor Books: “Eagle Drums,” written and illustrated by Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson (Iñupiaq) and published by Roaring Brook Press; “Mascot,” by Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) and Charles Waters, jacket illustration by Nicole Neidhardt (Navajo) and published by Charlesbridge; “Jo Jo Makoons: Fancy Pants,” by Dawn Quigley (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe), illustrated by Tara Audibert (Wolastoqey) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; “Jo Jo Makoons: Snow Day,” by Dawn Quigley (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe), illustrated by Tara Audibert (Wolastoqey) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; “She Persisted: Maria Tallchief,” by Christine Day (Upper Skagit), illustrated by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint and published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House; “She Persisted: Wilma Mankiller,” by Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation), illustrated by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint and published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House; and “She Persisted: Deb Haaland,” by Laurel Goodluck (Mandan & Hidatsa and Tsimshian), illustrated by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint and published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Young Adult Honor Books: “Warrior Girl Unearthed,” by Angeline Boulley (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), jacket illustrations by Michaela Goade (Tlingit Nation) and published by Henry Holt and Company, a trademark of Macmillan Publishing Group; “Funeral Songs for Dying Girls,” by Cherie Dimaline (Métis) and published Tundra Books, an imprint of Tundra Book Group, a division of Penguin Random House of Canada Limited; “Man Made Monsters,” by Andrea L. Rogers (Cherokee Nation), illustrated by Jeff Edwards (Cherokee Nation) and published by Levine Querido; “Running with Changing Woman,” by Lorinda Martinez (Diné), cover design by Brittany Gene (Navajo) and published by Salina Bookshelf; and “Heroes of the Water Monster,” by Brian Young (Navajo Nation), jacket art by Shonto Begay (Diné) and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.  The award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit. The award offers three youth categories including Picture Book, Children’s Literature and Youth/Young Adult Literature. The award is administered by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association.  This year’s winners include:

The Picture Book winner is “The Truth About Dragons,” written by Julie Leung, illustrated by Hanna Cha and published by Henry Holt and Co, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group. The committee selected one Picture Book honor title: “Finding Papa,” written by Angela Pham Krans, illustrated by Thi Bui and published by HarperCollins.

The Children’s Literature winner is “Ruby Lost and Found,” written by Christina Li and published by Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. The committee selected one Children’s Literature honor title: “Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel,” written and illustrated by Betty C. Tang and published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

The Youth/Young Adult Literature winner is “I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom,” written by Shannon C. F. Rogers and published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group. The committee selected one Youth/Young Adult Literature honor title: “In Limbo,” written by Deb JJ Lee and published by First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing.

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. This year’s Gold Medalists include: Picture Book winner: “Two New Years,” written by Richard Ho, illustrated by Lynn Scurfield and published by Chronicle Books; Middle Grade winner: “The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman,” by Mari Lowe and published by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Levine Querido; and Young Adult winner: “The Blood Years,” by Elana K. Arnold and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalists include: Picture Book honors: “Afikomen,” written by Tziporah Cohen, illustrated by Yaara Eshet, published by Groundwood Books; “Hanukkah Upside Down,” written by Elissa Brent Weissman, illustrated by Omer Hoffmann, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS; and “Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust,” written by Elisa Boxer, illustrated by Amy June Bates, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS; Middle Grade honors: “Don’t Want to Be Your Monster,” by Deke Moulton, published by Tundra Books, an imprint of Tundra Book Group, a division of Penguin Random House Canada; “The Jake Show,” by Joshua S. Levy, published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; “Not So Shy,” by Noa Nimrodi, published by Kar-Ben Publishing, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group; and “A Sky Full of Song,” by Susan Lynn Meyer, published by Union Square Kids, an imprint of Union Square & Co.; and Young Adult honors: “Courage to Dream: Tales of Hope in the Holocaust,” by Neal Shusterman, illustrated by Andrés Vera Martínez,s published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.; “Going Bicoastal,” by Dahlia Adler, published by Wednesday Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers; “Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Europe,” by Steve Sheinkin, published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers; and “Wrath Becomes Her,” by Aden Polydoros, published by Inkyard Press, an imprint of Harlequin Trade Publishing, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award recognizes an author or entity who has made a substantial contribution over time to the genre of Jewish children’s literature. This year's winner is Joni Sussman.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

“Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed,” written by Dashka Slater. The book is published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group.

Four other books were finalists for the award: “America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History, written and illustrated by Ariel Aberg-Riger and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; “Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam,” written and illustrated by Thien Pham and published by First Second Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing; “From Here,” written by Luma Mufleh and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House; and “Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself,” written by Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge and published by Zest Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock By Jesús Trejo, Eliza Kinkz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jesús Trejo, Eliza Kinkz (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662651045
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Published: Minerva - June 6th, 2023

Aniana del Mar Jumps In By Jasminne Mendez Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593531815
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Published: Dial Books - March 14th, 2023

The Prince & the Coyote By David Bowles, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Bowles, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141777
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Published: Levine Querido - October 10th, 2023

Alebrijes By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646142637
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Published: Levine Querido - October 3rd, 2023

Mi Papá Es Un Agrícola / My Father, the Farm Worker By J. Roman Perez Varela, Jose Ramirez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781948066754
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Published: Lil' Libros - August 22nd, 2023

Something Like Home By Andrea Beatriz Arango Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593566183
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

Benita and the Night Creatures By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9798888590027
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Published: Barefoot Books - September 5th, 2023

A Letter for Bob By Kim Rogers, Jonathan Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kim Rogers, Jonathan Nelson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063044555
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Published: Heartdrum - September 19th, 2023

Rock Your Mocs By Laurel Goodluck, Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063099890
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Published: Heartdrum - October 10th, 2023

We Still Belong By Christine Day Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063064560
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Published: Heartdrum - August 1st, 2023

Jo Jo Makoons: Fancy Pants By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015418
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Published: Heartdrum - May 10th, 2022

Jo Jo Makoons: Snow Day By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780063015449
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Published: Heartdrum - September 19th, 2023

Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series By Traci Sorell, Arigon Starr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Arigon Starr (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593406472
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Published: Kokila - April 11th, 2023

Remember By Joy Harjo, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780593484845
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Published: Random House Studio - March 21st, 2023

Rez Ball By Byron Graves Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063160378
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Published: Heartdrum - September 12th, 2023

Heroes of the Water Monster By Brian Young Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062990433
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Published: Heartdrum - May 23rd, 2023

Man Made Monsters By Andrea Rogers, Jeff Edwards (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Rogers, Jeff Edwards (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141791
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Published: Levine Querido - October 4th, 2022

Mascot By Charles Waters, Traci Sorell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623543808
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 5th, 2023

Ruby Lost and Found By Christina Li Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063008939
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 16th, 2023

Finding Papa By Angela Pham Krans, Thi Bui (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Pham Krans, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060968
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Published: HarperCollins - February 7th, 2023

Funeral Songs for Dying Girls By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735265639
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Published: Tundra Books - April 4th, 2023

The Blood Years By Elana K. Arnold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062990853
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 10th, 2023

Wrath Becomes Her By Aden Polydoros Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335458032
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 10th, 2023

The Jake Show By Joshua S. Levy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063248199
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 23rd, 2023

Don't Want to Be Your Monster By Deke Moulton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781774880494
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Published: Tundra Books - July 5th, 2023

The Witch of Woodland By Laurel Snyder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062836656
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 16th, 2023

The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman By Mari Lowe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646142644
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Published: Levine Querido - November 14th, 2023

Two New Years By Richard Ho, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Ho, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781797212814
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 8th, 2023

Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust By Elisa Boxer, Amy June Bates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419750007
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2023

Hanukkah Upside Down: A Picture Book By Elissa Brent Weissman, Omer Hoffmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419762963
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2023