American Library Association 2019 Youth Media Winners
The American Library Association Youth Media Awards have announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.
For teens, there are a few awards of interest.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
The Poet X, written by Elizabeth Acevedo, is the 2019 Printz Award winner. The book is published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
Darius the Great Is Not Okay, written by Adib Khorram, is the 2019 Morris Award winner. The book is published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House.
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, written by Leslie Connor and published by HarperCollins Publishers, is the winner for middle grades (ages 11-13).
Anger Is a Gift, written by Mark Oshiro and published by A Tor Teen Book, Tom Doherty Associates, is the winner for teens (ages 13-18).
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
The 2019 winner is M.T. Anderson. His books include: Feed; The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party; and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves, all published by Candlewick Press.
A complete list of the winners including the honor books for each category can be found here.