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Award Winners 2017

Award Winners 2017

Check out these 2017 award-winning books for youth!

Caldecott Medal Winner 

Caldecott Medal Honors
  • Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol
  • Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
  • They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
Newbery Medal
Newbery Medal Honors
  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Coretta Scott King Author Award
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award
  • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
  • Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
  • In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Michael L. Printz Award
Michael L. Printz Award Honors
  • Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
  • The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Pura Belpre Author Award
  • Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
Pura Belpre Author Honor Award
  • The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
Pura Belpre Illustrator Award
Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Award
  • Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood; illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh
Robert F. Sibert Medal
  • March: Book Three by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin; art by Nate Powell
Robert F. Sibert Medal Honors
  • Giant Squid by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Eric Rohmann
  • Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson
  • Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin
  • We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Awards
  • Go, Otto, Go! by David Milgrim
  • Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli
  • The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau; illustrated by Matt Myers
  • Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! by Mike Twohy 
William C. Morris Award
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award


For a list of these awards and other children's and YA awards by the American Library Association, check the following link: http://www.ala.org 

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