Rita Williams-Garcia received the Coretta Scott King Author award for P.S. Be Eleven (HarperCollins/Amistad).
King Author Honor Books: March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (Top Shelf);Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers (HarperCollins/Amistad); and Words with Wingsby Nikki Grimes (Highlights/Wordsong).
Bryan Collier was given the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me, written by Daniel Beaty (Little, Brown).
Illustrator Honor Book: Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson (HarperCollins/Tegen).
The William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens was given to Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (St. Martin’s Griffin).
Other Morris Award Finalists: Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (Carolrhoda LAB); Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (Houghton Mifflin); Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (Delacorte); and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (Abrams/Amulet).
The Schneider Family Book Awards, given to books that artistically express the disability experience, went to A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Swee (Knopf) for best young children’s book;
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell (HarperCollins) for best middle grade book;
and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion) for best teen book.
Meg Medina was awarded the Pura Belpré Author Award for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Candlewick).
Author Honor Books: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle (Harcourt); The Living by Matt de la Peña (Delacorte); and Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams).
The Pura Belpré Illustrator Award went to Yuji Morales for Niño Wrestles the World (Roaring Brook/Porter).
Belpré Illustrator Honor Books: Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamit by
Angela Dominguez (Henry Holt); Tito Puente: Mambo
King/Reydel Mambo, illustrated by Rafael López, written by Monica Brown (Harper Collins/Rayo); and Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by DuncanTonatiuh (Abrams).
The Stonewall Book Award, went to Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Flux) and Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo for its exceptional merit as a book relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience
Stonewall Honor Books: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (S&S); Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington (Second Story); and Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Knopf).
The Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production was given to Scowler, written by Daniel Kraus, narrated by Kirby Heyborne. (Listening Library).
Odyssey Honors: Better Nate Than Ever, written and narrated by Tim Federle (Simon and Schuster Audio); Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra (Listening Library); and Matilda by Roald Dahl, narrated by Kate Winslet (Penguin Audio).