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Book Lists: Youth Award Lists

2022 Youth Media Award Winners

2022 Youth Media Award Books

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

American Indian Youth Literature Awards are announced in even years (e.g. 2022, 2024, 2026) and were established to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives. Selected titles present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.

2022 Picture Book Winner:

South of Sunrise. Herizon.

2022 Honor Picture Books:

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Middle Grade Book Winner:

2022 Middle Grade Honor Books:

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2022 Young Adult Book Winner:

2022 Young Adult Honor Books:

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Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. The award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit. The award offers three youth categories including Picture Book, Children’s Literature and Youth Literature. The award is administered by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association.

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2022 Children's Literature Award:

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2022 Youth Literature Award Winner:

2022 Youth Literature Honor Book:

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.

2022 Award Winner:

2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Books:

Pura Belpré Awards honoring Latinx writers and illustrators whose children's and young adult books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

2022 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Award winner:

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2022 Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award Winner:

2022 Pura Belpré Children’s Author Honor Books:

2022 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award winner:

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2022 Caldecott Medal Winner:

2022 Caldecott Honor Books:

Coretta Scott King Book Award - Recognizing an African American author & illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

2022 (Author & Illustrator) Book Award Winner:

2022 Coretta Scott King (Author) Honor Books:

2022 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Books:

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award:

Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:

Nikki Grimes is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton. Grimes has been widely recognized for her distinguished contribution to children’s and young adult literature, winning numerous major awards. After more than 77 books, she has sealed her legacy by weaving poetry and novels in verse into an impressive body of work. Grimes currently resides in Corona, California, where she continues her powerful writing.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

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William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

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2022 Newbery Medal Winner:

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Odyssey Award for the best audiobooks produced for children and young adults, available in English in the United States.

2022 Odyssey Award Winners:

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2022 Printz Award Winner:

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Schneider Family Book Awards books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

2022 Schneider Award Winner for Young Children (ages 0-8):

2022 Schneider Award's Honor Books for Young Children:

2022 Schneider Award Winner for the middle grades (ages 9-13):

2022 Schneider Award's Honor Books for the Middle Grades:

2022 Schneider Award Teen Winner (ages 14-18):

2022 Schneider Award Teen Honor Book:

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children.

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2022 Honor Books:

Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


2022 Stonewall Book Children's Literature Award Winner:

2022 Stonewall Book Young Adult Literature Award Winner:

2022 Stonewall Honor Books:

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature.

2022 Picture Book Winner:

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2022 Middle Grades Winner:

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2022 Young Adult Winner:

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The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award recognizes an author or entity who has made a substantial contribution over time to the genre of Jewish children’s literature. This year's winner is Jane Yolen.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

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The ALSC Children's Literature Lecture is an annual event featuring an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature. Author and illustrator Bryan Collier will deliver the 2023 ALSC Children’s Literature LectureCollier’s unique artistic style utilizing watercolors and collage earned him a scholarship to attend Pratt Institute. He has illustrated more than 30 picture books and is the recipient of multiple awards, including numerous Coretta Scott King illustrator awards and honors, four Caldecott honors, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award.

Children’s Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences. The 2022 winner is Grace Lin. Since the publication of her first book, “The Ugly Vegetables,” in 1999, Lin has written and/or illustrated more than 40 books for children, including collaborations with other authors. Her many awards include a 2010 Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon,” a 2011 Geisel Honor for “Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same,” and a 2019 Caldecott Honor for “A Big Mooncake for Little Star."

The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award is given to a digital media producer that has created distinguished digital media for an early learning audience. The 2022 winner is “Alma’s Way,” produced by Fred Rogers Productions.  The committee selected two honor books including "Goodnight, World!" produced by Sesame Workshop and Headspace; and “Tab Time,” produced by Kids at Play and Scale Productions.

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. The 2022 winner is A.S. King whose books include: “Switch”; “Dig”; "Please Ignore Vera Dietz";  “Ask the Passengers,” “Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future” among other titles.