Youth Media Awards 2018

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The American Library Association just announced their 2018 award winners for kids and teens. 


Bao Phi, Thi Bui
Description: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome, illustrator
Description: A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.
Call Number: E Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2017
Elisha Cooper
Description: "A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats"-- Provided by publisher. This book is a Caldecott honor book.
Call Number: E Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes
Description: Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks. This book is the winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel award.
Call Number: Ei Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Jacqueline Briggs Martin, June Jo Lee, Man One, illustrator
Description: Describes the popular street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant. This book is a Robert F. Sibert honor book.
Call Number: JB Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Derrick D. Barnes, Gordon C. James, illustrator
Description: Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair. This book is a Newbery honor book, a Caldecott honor book, and a Coretta Scott King illustrator honor book.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Monica Brown, John Parra, illustrator
Description: "Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way." -- Book jacket. This book is a Pura Belpre Award illustration honor book.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Jason Chin
Description: An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale.-- From statement provided by publisher. This book is a Caldecott honor book and Robert F. Sibert honor book.
Call Number: J 557.9132 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Erin Entrada Kelly
Description: Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him. This is the winner of the John Newbery Medal.
Call Number: J FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Paul Meisel
Description: A dog enjoys barking at a cat, a bee, and especially squirrels in this easy-to-read book. This book is a Theodore Seuss Geisel award honor book.
Call Number: Ei Mei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Dori Hillestad Butler, Nancy Meyers
Description: King's human, Kayla, has baked some treats for a friend's new puppy, Thor, but some go missing and it is up to King to find the culprit. This book is a Theodore Seuss Geisel honor book.
Call Number: J FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Philip Pullman, Michael Sheen
Description: When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra. This audiobook is an Odyssey honor book.
Call Number: YA FIC Pul
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal, illustrator, Hans Christian Andersen
Description: "A rhyming twist on a classic fairy tale in which a queen places a pea under a young lady's mattress to see if she is truly a princess. "-- Provided by publisher. This book is the winner of the Pura Belpre Award for illustration.
Call Number: E Ely
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Brandy Colbert
Description: "Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons."-- Provided by publisher. This book is a winner of the Stonewall award.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Jason Reynolds
Description: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. This is a Newbery honor book, a Printz honor book, and Coretta Scott King author honor book. The audiobook version of this book won an Odyssey honor.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Ruth Behar
Description: In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast. This book is the winner of the Pura Belpre Award Book for Text.
Call Number: YA FIC Beh
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Shari Green
Description: Olivia has been Macy McMillan's best friend ever since Macy transferred to Hamiliton Elementary from Braeside School for the Deaf. But then their sixth grade teacher assigned that embarrassing family tree project, and Olivia made a joke about Macy's father, and now neither girl is speaking--signing--to the other. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. This book won the Schneider Family award-middle.
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Kathryn Erskine, Charly Palmer, illustrator
Description: A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba. This book is a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner.
Call Number: JB Mak
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Salina Yoon
Description: "Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine are back in another charming trio of stories"-- Provided by publisher. This book is a Theodore Seuss Geisel honor book.
Call Number: Ei Yoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Shane Burcaw, Matt Carr
Description: A picture book answering the questions young children ask Shane Burcaw about his wheelchair and life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy. This book is a Robert F. Sibert honor book.
Call Number: E Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth, Ekua Holmes
Description: Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen. Ekua Holmes won the Coretta Scott King award-illustrator.
Call Number: J 808.1 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Renée Watson
Description: Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.
Call Number: YA FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2018
Patricia Newman
Description: "Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery."-- Provided by publisher. This book is a Robert F. Sibert honor book.
Call Number: J 599.7695 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Allen Say
Description: A fictionalized biography of James Castle, a deaf, autistic artist whose drawings hang in major museums throughout the world. This book won the Schneider Family award-young.
Call Number: J FIC Say
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Laini Taylor
Description: In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name. This book is a Printz honor book.
Call Number: YA FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Dashka Slater
Description: "One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school." -- Amazon.com This book is the winner of the Stonewall award.
Call Number: YA 364.1555 Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Pablo Cartaya
Description: Arturo's Miami summer is marked by the arrival of poetry enthusiast Carmen, who helps him use the power of protest to fight the plans of a land developer who wants to demolish his Abuela's restaurant. This book is a Pura Belpre Award Book for Text honor book.
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Celia C. Pérez
Description: Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos. This book is a Pura Belpre Award Book for Text honor book.
Call Number: J FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Mackenzi Lee
Description: Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 26, 2017
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin, narrator
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. This audio book is the winner of the Odyssey award.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Jakob Wegelius, Peter Graves
Description: When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name. This book is the winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder award.
Call Number: YA FIC Weg
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
David Barclay Moore
Description: Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center. This book is a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner.
Call Number: J FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Cressida Cowell, David Tennant
Description: Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.
Call Number: J FIC Cow
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Larry Dane Brimner
Description: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled. This book is the winner of the Robert F. Sibert award.
Call Number: YA 323.1196 Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Deborah Heiligman
Description: "The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh"-- Provided by publisher. This book is the winner of the Excellence in Non-fiction and is a Printz honor book.
Call Number: YA 920 Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Nina LaCour
Description: After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.
Call Number: YA FIC LaC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 26, 2017
Matthew Cordell
Description: When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home. This book is the winner of the Caldecott award.
Call Number: E Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Whitney Gardner
Description: When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a "mainstream" school in the suburbs, where she's treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. This book won the Schneider Family award-young adult.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
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A Different Pond
Bao Phi, Thi Bui
E Phi
Not So Different: What You Really Want To Ask About Having A Disability
Shane Burcaw, Matt Carr
E Bur
Before She Was Harriet
Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome, illustrator
E Cli
Out Of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth, Ekua Holmes
J 808.1 Ale
Big Cat, Little Cat
Elisha Cooper
E Coo
Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson
YA FIC Wat
Charlie & Mouse
Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes
Ei Sny
Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved An Ecosystem
Patricia Newman
J 599.7695 New
Chef Roy Choi And The Street Food Remix
Jacqueline Briggs Martin, June Jo Lee, Man One, illustrator
JB Cho
Silent Days, Silent Dreams
Allen Say
J FIC Say
Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut
Derrick D. Barnes, Gordon C. James, illustrator
E Bar
Strange The Dreamer
Laini Taylor
YA FIC Tay
Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos
Monica Brown, John Parra, illustrator
E Bro
The 57 Bus
Dashka Slater
YA 364.1555 Sla
Grand Canyon
Jason Chin
J 557.9132 Chi
The Epic Fail Of Arturo Zamora
Pablo Cartaya
J FIC Car
Hello, Universe
Erin Entrada Kelly
J FIC Kel
The First Rule Of Punk
Celia C. Pérez
J FIC Per
I See A Cat
Paul Meisel
Ei Mei
The Gentleman's Guide To Vice And Virtue
Mackenzi Lee
YA FIC Lee
King & Kayla And The Case Of The Missing Dog Treats
Dori Hillestad Butler, Nancy Meyers
J FIC But
The Hate U Give [Audiobook]
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin, narrator
YA FIC Tho
La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman, Michael Sheen
YA FIC Pul
The Murderer's Ape
Jakob Wegelius, Peter Graves
YA FIC Weg
La Princesa And The Pea
Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal, illustrator, Hans Christian Andersen
E Ely
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Barclay Moore
J FIC Moo
Little & Lion
Brandy Colbert
YA FIC Col
The Wizards Of Once [Audiobook]
Cressida Cowell, David Tennant
J FIC Cow
Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds
YA FIC Rey
Twelve Days In May: Freedom Ride 1961
Larry Dane Brimner
YA 323.1196 Bri
Lucky Broken Girl
Ruth Behar
YA FIC Beh
Vincent And Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
Deborah Heiligman
YA 920 Hei
Macy McMillan And The Rainbow Goddess
Shari Green
J FIC Gre
We Are Okay
Nina LaCour
YA FIC LaC
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope With Her Song
Kathryn Erskine, Charly Palmer, illustrator
JB Mak
Wolf In The Snow
Matthew Cordell
E Cor
My Kite Is Stuck!: And Other Stories
Salina Yoon
Ei Yoo
You're Welcome, Universe
Whitney Gardner
YA FIC Gar