ALA Announces 2018 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Newbery awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature was awarded to 
“Hello, Universe” written by Erin Entrada Kelly. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

The most distinguished American picture book for children receives the Randolph Caldecott Medal. “Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell, is the 2018  winner. The book was published by Feiwel and Friends, an Imprint of Macmillan.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. “Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson, is the King Author Award winner. The book is published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

“Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth and published by Candlewick Press.

A full list of the award winners can be found on the ALA website