2019 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackwell

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Michael L. Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults, and the Pura Belpré Author Award was awarded to The Poet X written by Elizabeth Acevedo.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees written and illustrated by Don Brown



The William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens was given to Darius the Great Is Not Okay  written by Adib Khorram

Pura Belpre (Illustrator) AwardDreamers illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales




Coretta Scott King (Author) Medal BookA Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 written by Claire Hartfield

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Medal Book: The Stuff of Stars illustrated by Ekua Holmes


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book is: Fox the Tiger written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science written by Joyce Sidman.

For a complete list of this years recipients, click HERE.

Robert F. Sibert Medal: Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

For a full list of the winners, here is a Publisher’s Weekly article HERE.