Monday, January 27 was the 2014 ALA Youth Media Awards. Each year, the American Library Association honors the best in children’s and teens books and media. For our purposes, the best in teens will be highlighted.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award – recognizing an African-American author of outstanding books for young adults.
Michael L. Printz Award – for excellence in literature written for young adults
Schneider Family Book Award – for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience
Teen (ages 13-18) Award Winner:
Margaret A. Edwards Award – for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief and I am the Messenger
Mildred L. Batchelder Award – for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States
Odyssey Award – for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the U.S.
Pura Belpré (Author) Award – honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award, given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience
William C. Morris Award – for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Alex Awards – for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences