Monday, January 26, 2009

And the 2009 American Library Association Winners Are...

Oooh, new award in the name of Virginia Hamilton for lifetime achievement by African American Children's authors

Alex Award (Adult books that appeal to young adults):

-City of Thieves 
-The Dragons of Babel
-Finding Nouf
-The Good Thief
-Just After Sunset
-Mud Bound
-Over and Under
-The Oxford Project
-Sharp Teeth
-Three Girls and Their Brother

Schneider Book Award (Artistic expression of disability experience)

-Piano Starts Here:  The Young Art Tatum
-Waiting for Normal
-Jerk California

Coretta Scott King Award (African American Authors and Illustrators who promote understanding)

Illustrations (honors and winner)
-New Talent Award:  Shandra Strickland'a illustrations for Bird
-We Are the Ship
-Before John was a Jazz Giant
-The Moon Over Star 

-The Blacker the Berry (Winner!!!!!!)

Author Awards (honors and winner)
-Keeping the Night Watch
-The Blacker the Berry
-Becoming Billie Holiday

-We Are the Ship (Winner!!!!!!)

Odyssey Award (Audio Book)

-Curse of the Blue Tattoo
-Elijah of Buxton  
-I'm Dirty
-Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Margaret A. Edwards Award (Lifetime for YA author)

-Laurie Halse Anderson

William C. Morris Award (Unpublished YA author)

-A Curse Dark as Gold
-Absolute Brightness
-Mad Apple
-Me, The Missing, and The Dead


-A Curse Dark as Gold

Printz Award (YA literature)


-Astonishing Life of Octavius Nothing II
-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landou
-Tender Morsels


-Jellicoe Road

Belpre Award (Latino)

Honors (Illustration)
-Papa and me
-The Storyteller's Candle
-What Can You Do with a Rebozo

Winner (Illustrator)
-Just in Case

Honors (Author)
-Reaching Out
-Just in Case
-The Storyteller's Candle

Winner (Author)
-The Surrender Tree:  Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Arbuthnot Honor Lecture (a talk to be given in a few months)

-Kathleen T. Horning (From Cover to Cover:  Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books)

Mildred A. Batchelder Award (Published in another language and translated)

-Carmann's Summer
-Tiger Moon


Sibert Medal (Informational Books)

-Bodies from the Ice
-What to Do About Alice?

-We Are the Ship

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (Lasting contribution)

Ashley Bryan

Andrew Carnegie Medal (Video)

March On:  The Day My Brother Marten Changed the World

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Beginning Reader)

-Chicken Said, "Cluck!"
-One Boy

-Are You Ready to Play Outside?

Caldecott Medal (Picturebook illustration)

-A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
-How I Learned Geography
-A River of Words:  The Story of William Carlos Williams

-The House in the Night

Newbery Medal:

-The Underneath
-The Surrender Tree
-After Tupac & D Foster

-The Graveyard Book


  1. I was SO EXCITED that Neil Gaiman won -- I had to have a little dancing celebration right in my living room.

  2. See, I'm torn. I kinda wish he'd stop scaring the wee little children and stick with writing for adults.

    But at the same time, I do loves-me some Neil.

  3. I would like to point out that two of those (River of Words and Garmann's Summer)are Eerdmans books, and gloat accordingly.

    Not that I had a damn thing to do with their creation, but, y'know. [preen]

  4. Yeah, they announced the publisher with each win.

    I'm sorry to say my reaction was something to the effect of "Is that Holly's Eerdmans?"



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