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The Caldecott Medal
Since 1938, the Caldecott Medal has been awarded annually by an awards committee of the American Library Association’s Children’s Services division to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States
during the preceding year. The award is limited to residents or citizens of the United States. In cases where only one name is given, the book was written and illustrated by the same person.
The American Library Association - Caldecott Medal Books
The Coretta Scott King Book Award
Established 1969. Designed to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in continuing to work for peace and world brotherhood. Presented annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year. The separate award for illustrator was added in 1979.
The American Library Association - Coretta Scott King Books
The Michael L. Printz Book Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It will be selected
annually by an award committee that can also name as many as four honor books. The award-winning book can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry or an anthology, and can be a work of joint authorship or editorship. The books must be published between January 1 and December 31 of the preceding year and be designated by its publisher as being either a young adult book or one published for the age range that YALSA defines as young adult, i.e., ages 12 through 18. The deadline for both committee and field nominations will be December 1. This award “services notice on the reading, publishing, and bookselling communities that young adult literature has come of age”, says Michael Cart, Chair of the Best Young Adult Book Award Feasibility Task Force. The task force laid the groundwork for the award that was approved by the YALSA Board in January, 1999.
The American Library Association - Michael L. Printz Award Books
The Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, adivision of the American Library Association, tothe author of the most distinguished contribution toAmerican literature for children.
The American Library Association - The Newbery Medal
The Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to
Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA Affiliate.
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.
Beginning with the 2009 award, it will be given annually.
The American Library Association - The Pura Belpré Award