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2019 ALA Award Hotlists Available

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Newbery awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Hotlists of the 2019 ALA Award winners and honours are on the Hub.

John Newbery Medal

for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

Merci Suárez Changes Gears, written by Meg Medina (Candlewick)

 
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John Newbery Honors

  • The Night Diary, by Veera Hiranandani (Penguin)
 
  • The Book of Boy, written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr (HarperCollins)

Randolph Caldecott Medal

for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown Books)

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Caldecott Honors

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name, by Juana Martinez-Neal (Candlewick)
  • Big Mooncake for Little Star, by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books)
 
  • Rough Patch, by Brian Lies (HarperCollins)
  • Thank You, Omu!, by Oge Mora (Little, Brown Books)

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Awards

recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults:

Stuff of Stars, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Marion Dane Bauer (Candlewick)

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Coretta Scott King Honors

  • Hidden Figures, illustrated by Laura Freeman, written by Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins)
  • Let the Children March, illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Monica Clark-Robinson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt )
 
  • Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan (Highlights)

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award

recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults:

Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, written by Claire Hartfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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Coretta Scott King Honors

  • Finding Langston, by Lesa Cline-Ransome (HarperCollins)
  • Parker Inheritance, by Varian Johnson (Scholastic)
 
  • The Season of Styx Malone, by Kekla Magoon (Random House)
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