The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, audiobooks, and video for children and young adults; the winners included:
- When You Reach Me by Rececca Stead won the John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
- The Lion & the Mouse By Jerry Pinkney Randolph won the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
- Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith, Jr. won the Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Check out the entire list of award winners. Also take a look at YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults as well as the Library Journal’s list of Best Graphic Novels 2009.