2023 Youth Media Award Winners!

It’s been an amazing year for children’s literature! Check out all of the wonderful titles that have won awards!

newbery medal

John Newbery Medal

Winner:

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Honors:

Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

caldecott medal

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Winner:

Hot Dog illustrated by Doug Salati

Honors:

Ain’t Burned All the Bright illustrated by Jason Griffin

Berry Song illustrated by Michaela Goade

Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by Janelle Washington

Knight Owl illustrated by Christopher Denise

geisel award

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Winner:

I Did it! by Michael Emberley

Honors:

Fish and Wave by Sergio Ruzzier

Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai

Owl and Penguin by Vikram Madan

A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis 

coretta scott king award

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Winner (Illustrator Award):

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual illustrated by Frank Morrison

Honors (Illustrator Awards):

Me and the Boss: A Story about Mending and Love illustrated by April Harrison

Swim Team illustrated by Johnnie Christmas

Victory. Stand! : Raising My Fist for Justice illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

 

Winner (Author Award):

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Honors (Author Awards):

Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi

The Talk by Alicia D. Williams

Victory. Stand! : Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes

robert sibert medal

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Winner:

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge

Honors:

Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy

A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis 

Sweet Justice: Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Mara Rockliff

The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs by Chana Stiefel

schneider family book award

Schneider Family Book Award

Winner (Young Children):

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker

Honor (Young Children):

In the Blue by Erin Hourigan

 

Winner (Middle Grades):

Wildoak by C.C. Harrington

Honors (Middle Grades):

Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

Honestly Elliott by Gillian McDunn

pura belpre award

Pura Belpré Award

Winner (Illustrator):

Where Wonder Grows illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia

Honors (Illustrator):

The Coquíes Still Sing illustrated by Krystal Quiles

A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land illustrated by Mirelle Ortega

Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez illustrated by Loris Lora

Srta. Quinces illustrated by Kat Fajardo

Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando illustrated by Magdalena Mora

 

Winner (Author):

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega

Honors (Author):

The Coquíes Still Sing by Karina Nicole González

The Notebook Keeper: A Story of Kindness from the Border by Stephen Briseño

Tumble by Celia C. Pérez

stonewall book award

Stonewall Book Award

Winner:

Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild

Honors:

In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington

Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

The Real Riley Mayes by Rachel Elliott

Strong by Rob Kearney & Eric Rosswood


Published by on January 30, 2023
Last Modified February 25, 2024
Type:
Children