On Monday morning, at the Youth Media Awards ceremony, the National Book Award-winning graphic novel March: Book Three, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions/IDW) won four awards -- the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature, the Excellence in Nonfiction award, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the Sibert Medal for distinguished informational book. Author Sarah Dessen was given the Margaret A. Edwards Award for "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature."
The Newbery Medal went to The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Children's) and the Caldecott Medal went to Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Children's), which also won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
Newbery Honor Books
Freedom over me, Ashley Bryan
The Inquisitor's Tale, Adam Gidwitz
Wolf Hollow, lauren wolk
Caldecott Honor Books
Leave Me Alone!, Vera Brosgol
Freedom in Congo Square, written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
They All Saw A Cat, Brendan Wenzel
The complete award winners are listed in this press release.