Congressman Lewis Wins Four ALA Youth Media Awards

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In a phenomenal piece of timing, the day after Congressman John Lewis gave a rousing speech to marchers in Atlanta, saying in an understatement, “I know something about marching,” he won four major ALA awards for his graphic novel series on that very subject, March, Book 3 (IDW/Top Shelf). It also happens that the awards were announced in Atlanta, very close to where he gave that speech, during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. The book, the third and final in his graphic novel series, won the the Printz, the Sibert, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction and the Coretta Scott King Author Awards.

The Caldecott Medal went to Javaka Steptoe’s book about artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Radiant Child (Little, Brown), also winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and the Newbery to the epic fantasy, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Workman/Algonquin Young Readers).

Download our spreadsheet of the award-winning titles, with full ordering information, ALA Youth Media Awards, 2017.

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