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JLG Selections Take Home 63 ALA Awards & Honors

By: Katie Lynch | January 27, 2020 |

JLG Selections Take Home 63 ALA Awards & Honors

Three cheers for all the American Library Association Youth Media Award winners and honorees! Yay ALA! Yay ALA! Yay ALA!

We are thrilled to announce that 63 of the 112 winners/honorees were JLG selections. We are so proud of our amazing authors and illustrators, as well as our talented editorial team and their history of picking winners. Every year, JLG's esteemed editorial team reviews thousands of manuscripts long before publication to choose the best of the best for our categories--and 95% of their selections go on to win awards, honors and starred reviews. That's why our members trust JLG to bring first-edition, hardcover, award-worthy books to their shelves all year long!

Newbery Medal Winner

New Kid 
Category: Graphic Novels Middle Plus (grades 5-8) and Audiobook Middle12 (grades 5-8) 

Newbery Medal Honor Books 

The Undefeated 
Character Building Elementary (grades 2-6) 

Scary Stories for Young Foxes 
Category: Mystery/Adventure Elementary Plus (grades 2-6) 

Other Words for Home 
Category: Realistic Fiction Middle Plus (grades 5-8) and Audiobook Middle12 (grades 5-8) 

Genesis Begins Again 
Category: Advanced Readers (grades 6-9) 

Caldecott Medal Winner 

The Undefeated 
Category: Character Building Elementary (grades 2-6) 

Caldecott Medal Honor Books 

Double Bass Blues
Category: Emergent Readers Plus (grades K-1) 

Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner 

New Kid 
Category: Graphic Novels Middle Plus (grades 5-8) and Audiobook Middle12 (grades 5-8) 

Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Books 

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner 

The Undefeated 
Category: Character Building Elementary (grades 2-6) 

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Books 

The Bell Rang 
Category: Easy Reading Plus (grades 1-3) 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner 

Genesis Begins Again 
Category: Advanced Readers (grades 6-9) 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner 

Michael L. Printz Award Winner 

Dig 
Category: Mature Young Adults Plus (grades 11 & up) 

Michael L. Printz Honor Books 

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir 
Category: Biography High Plus (grades 9 & up)  

Where the World Ends 
Category: Young Adults Plus (grades 9 & up) 

Schneider Family Book Awards 

Winner—Middle Grades (ages 11-13) 

Song for a Whale 
Category: Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus (grades 5-7) and Audiobook Middle12 Plus (grades 5-8) 

Winner—Teens (ages 13-18) 

Cursed 
Category: City High School (grades 10 & up) 

Honor—Teens (ages 13-18) 

The Silence Between Us 
Category: PG High Plus (grades 9 & up) 

Alex Awards 

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? 
Category: Paperbacks High (grades 10 & up)  

In Waves 
Category: Graphic Novels High Plus (grades 9 & up) 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award Honors 

Do Fish Sleep? 
Category: Intermediate Readers Plus (grades 3-5) 

Odyssey Award Winner 

Odyssey Award Honors 

Song for a Whale 
Category: Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus (grades 5-7) and Audiobook Middle12 Plus (grades 5-8) 

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award 

Belpré Illustrator Honor Books  

My Papi Has a Motorcycle 
Category: Primary Spanish (grades K-3) and City Elementary (grades 2-6) 

Pura Belpré Author Award  

Belpré Author Honor Books  

The Other Half of Happy 
Category: Advanced Readers Plus (grades 6-9) 

Robert F. Sibert Honor Books 

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir 
Category: Biography High Plus (grades 9+) 

Stonewall Book Award—Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award Honors 

Pet 
Category: Advanced Readers (grades 6-9)  

Like a Love Story 
Category: Mature Young Adults Plus (grades 11 & up)  

The Best at It 
Category: Advanced Readers Plus (grades 6-9) and Audiobook Middle12 Plus (grades 5-8) 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honors 

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! 
Category: Easy Reading (grades 1-3) 

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet 
Category: Emergent Readers Plus (grades K-1) 

William C. Morris Award Winner 

William C. Morris Award Honors 

The Candle and the Flame 
Category: Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus (grades 9-12) and Audiobook High12 (grades 9-12) 

Frankly in Love 
Category: High Interest High Plus (grades 10 & up) and Audiobook Mature Young Adult12 (grades 11 & up)  

Genesis Begins Again 
Category: Advanced Readers (grades 6-9) 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner 

Free Lunch 
Category: Biography Middle Plus (grades 5-8) 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Honors 

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance 
Category: History High (grades 10+) 

Asian/ Pacific American Award for Literature 

Children’s Literature Winner 

Stargazing 
Category: Graphic Novels Elementary Plus (grades 3-6)  

Children’s Literature Honor 

I’m Ok 
Category: Upper Elementary and Junior High (grades 5-7) 

Young Adult Literature Honor 

Frankly in Love 
Category: High Interest High Plus (grades 10 & up) and Audiobook Mature Young Adult12 (grades 11 & up)  

The Sydney Taylor Book Award 

Picture Book Winner 

Middle Grade Winner 

Middle Grade Honor 

Young Adult Winner 

Someday We Will Fly 
Category: History High (grades 10+) 

Young Adult Honor 

Sick Kids in Love 
Category: City High School (grades 10 & up) 

The American Indian Youth Literature Award 

Picture Book Honor 

Middle Grade Book Winner 

Indian No More 
Category: Realistic Fiction Middle Plus (grades 5-8) 

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Category: Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus (grades 11+)

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