Youth Media Award Winners

Every year the American Library Association awards authors, books, and artists with a variety of youth media awards. You can find the full list of awards and winners here. March, Book Three won four awards this year! The Sun is Also a Star won the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe award for new talent. The Serpent King won the William C. Morris Debut Award, which honors a new/debut author and book. For anyone interested in reading books with characters with disabilities or LGBTQ experience, When We Collided and If I Was Your Girl took home the Schneider Family Book Award and the Stonewall Book Awards. All of the titles sound amazing and I hope that you find one that you can enjoy from the Awards list!

March. Book Three

The concluding volume in Congressman John Lewis’ graphic memoirs, Book Three focuses on the Civil Rights campaign for voting rights in the still-segregated South. Covering key historical moments like the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama and the confrontation between peaceful protesters and armed policemen on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the struggle for equality continues through the sacrifices of heroes like John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., and many others.

The Serpent King

The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.

When We Collided

Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?

If I Was Your Girl

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.