Posted by Rebecca G. Aguilar, M.Ed. on February 2, 2015
Congratulations to The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) and Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek written by Maya Van Wagenen (Dutton Books). These books of nonfiction are recipients of the 2015 Sibert Medal and the YALSA Nonfiction Award.
Distinguished books for children and young adults were announced Monday at the 2015 Youth Media Awards, including the Caldecott and Newbery medals, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.
Five Sibert Honor Books were named:
Brown Girl Dreaming written by Jacqueline Woodson and published by Nancy Paulsen Books.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia written by Candace Fleming and published by Schwartz & Wade Books.
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker written by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by Chronicle Books.
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands written and illustrated by Katherine Roy and published by David Macaulay Studio.
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Four other books were finalists for the YALSA Award for Nonfiction:
Laughing at My Nightmare written by Shane Burcaw and published by Roaring Brook Press.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia written by Candace Fleming and published by Schwartz & Wade.
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! written by Emily Arnold McCully and published by Clarion Books.
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights written by Steve Sheinkin and published by Roaring Brook Press.
The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’ s literature was awarded to The Crossover written by Kwame Alexander and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat and published by Little, Brown and Company.
For a complete list of the 2015 ALA Youth Media Awards, please visit the American Library Association.
Category: 2015 YMA
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