AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 YOUTH MEDIA AWARD WINNERS
Children’s Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.
The 2019 winner is Walter Dean Myers, whose award-winning works include “Somewhere in the Darkness,” a 1993 Newbery Honor Book, and “Monster,” recipient of a 2000 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book.
“The Stuff of Stars,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book is written by Marion Dane Bauer and published by Candlewick Press.
Three King Illustrator Honor Books were selected:… “Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop,” illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan and published by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights…
Three King Author Honor Books were selected: “Finding Langston,” written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and published by Holiday House; …
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The Pura Belpre Illustrator Award went to Yuyi Morales for “Dreamers,” her picture book recounting the journey she took with her young son as an immigrant from Mexico.
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Some memories stick with you for the rest of your life.
This is the case for civil rights activist and author Lynda Blackmon Lowery who at age 15 marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, considered one of the landmark moments in the struggle for African American civil rights.
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Sy Montgomery knew there was something special about Heidi Bell.
“If you can start saving lives when you’re nine years old, think of the power we as adults should be using to save this world,” Montgomery said. “Every little bit helps, but what this 10-year-old has done is a huge thing.”
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Bryan Collier remembers one of the first books that made an impact on his life. When the Maryland native was four, his mother brought home Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day. Collier remembers identifying with the main character Peter – they looked alike, both loved playing in the snow and even had the same pajamas. The classic 1962 children’s picture book, still popular today, was groundbreaking at the time because it featured an African American as the lead character.
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Among the award winners featured at the event will be illustrator James E. Ransome and author Lesa Cline-Ransome both recipients of the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Award for illustrator honors for “Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman”.