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2023 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARDS

The American Library Association announces:
2023 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS

Below are some of the 2023 ALA award winners. To view the complete list of winners and honorees, click here

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Freewater (Newbery & Coretta Scott King Award Winner) By Amina Luqman-Dawson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316056618
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

John Newbery Medal and King Author Book Winner


Hot Dog: (Winner of the 2023 Caldecott Medal) By Doug Salati Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593308431
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2022

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children


Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual By Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593306345
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2022

King Illustrator Book  Award winner


We Deserve Monuments By Jas Hammonds Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250816559
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 29th, 2022

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award winner


Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement (Caldecott Honor Book) By Angela Joy, Janelle Washington (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Janelle Washington (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250220950
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 6th, 2022

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award winner


All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593202340
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Published: Razorbill - March 1st, 2022

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults


Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion By Shannon Stocker, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Stocker, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109694
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Published: Dial Books - April 12th, 2022

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience: winner for young children


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Wildoak By C. C. Harrington Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338803860
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

Schneider Family Book Award winner


In the Blue By Erin Hourigan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316497626
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Schneider Family Book Award winner


The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding By Karina Nicole González, Krystal Quiles (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250787187
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 23rd, 2022

Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor 


Srta. Quinces (Miss Quinces) By Kat Fajardo, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Fajardo, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535655
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Published: Scholastic en español - May 3rd, 2022

Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor 


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Frizzy By Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250259639
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Published: First Second - October 18th, 2022

Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award winner


Burn Down, Rise Up By Vincent Tirado Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781728246000
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 3rd, 2022

Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award winner


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The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

 Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Book


Love, Violet By Charlotte Sullivan Wild, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313722
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 4th, 2022

Stonewall Book Award -  Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s Literature Award.


Strong By Rob Kearney, Eric Rosswood, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316292900
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

Stonewall Book Award Honor 


When the Angels Left the Old Country By Sacha Lamb Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141760
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Published: Levine Querido - October 18th, 2022

Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award.