And the winners are…..The American Library Association has announced the 2008 winners during Midwinter in Philadephia….I have read many of these but I look forward to reading the rest. Below I also have attached a link to ALA and the other award winners including the Alex Award list which I always find to be fanatastic for books I will love!
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabaret Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Honor Books: Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Written by Ellen Levine
First the Egg Written and Illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems
John Newbery Medal
Winner: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from the Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
Honor Books: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Michael L.Printz Award
Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Honor Books: Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day byJudith Clarke
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill
Coretta Scott King Book Award
Winner: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Honor Books: November Blues by Sharon M. Draper
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr. Illustrated by Bryan Collier
To read the criteria for these awards and to see the other awards that were given. Head to the American Library Association website.
Also a quick final note: I finished The Sweet Far Thing this weekend and WOW! I loved it. Snaps to Libba Bray for making it unbelievable with some surprises I never saw coming! And I think it is open for further works…perhaps? (And yes I did just make an Legally Blonde reference…it just came out!) Don’t tell!
Thanks again Libba! For such a delicious gothic, fantasy, romance, historial young adult trilogy! It just seems to have it all!