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5 Random House Children's Books Authors and Illustrators Receive Awards and Honors from American Library Association

Lisa Loucks Christenson Albert Marrin Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers CORETTA SCOTT KING JOHN STEPTOE AWARD FOR NEW TALENT Crown Books for Young Readers Delacorte Press Jeff Zentner Jen Bryant MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR Nicola Yoon Schneider Family Book Award SIX DOTS: A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS BRAILLE THE SERPENT KING THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR UPROOTED: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DURING WORLD WAR II Wendy Loggia

                                                                        

Book Divas offers our congratulations to the following Random House Children's Books Authors and Illustrators for their Awards and Honors they received from the American Library Association:

 

5 Random House Children’s Books Authors and Illustrators Receive

Awards and Honors from American Library Association

 

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR BY NICOLA YOON RECEIVES A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR

 

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR BY NICOLA YOON RECEIVES THE CORETTA SCOTT KING JOHN STEPTOE AWARD
FOR NEW TALENT

 

THE SERPENT KING BY JEFF ZENTNER RECEIVES THE WILLIAM C. MORRIS YA DEBUT AWARD

 

UPROOTED: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DURING WORLD WAR II BY ALBERT MARRIN RECEIVES
A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR

 

SIX DOTS: A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS BRAILLE BY JEN BRYANT AND ILLUSTRATED BY BORIS KULIKOV RECEIVES A SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD

 

(New York, NY) January 23, 2017—The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards today in Atlanta at their annual Midwinter Meeting. Five Random House Children’s Books authors and illustrators received honors.

 

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press) receives a Michael L. Printz Honor and a Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent. The Printz recognizes excellence in young adult literature, while the John Steptoe Award affirms new talent and offers visibility to excellence in writing which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR is a luminous love story told through many voices. It follows two teens, Daniel and Natasha, who cross paths in New York City one fateful day as Natasha fights against her family’s deportation—and fall in love. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR was edited by Wendy Loggia, Senior Executive Editor, Delacorte Press. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award finalist. It has received six starred reviews, earned a place on numerous "Best" lists in 2016, and has been optioned by MGM for the big screen.

 

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (Crown Books for Young Readers) receives the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. THE SERPENT KING follows Dill, the son of a Pentecostal preacher, as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee, without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. THE SERPENT KING received four starred reviews, and earned a place on many “Best” lists in 2016. THE SERPENT KING was edited by Emily Easton, Vice President, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers. THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock (Wendy Lamb Books) was among the five finalists for the Morris Award.

 

UPROOTED: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DURING WORLD WAR II by Albert Marrin (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) receives a Robert F. Sibert Honor, which honors an author, illustrator, and/or photographer of the most distinguished informational books published for children. From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the events that paved the way to that directive, and the repercussions we still feel from that decision.UPROOTED was edited by Michelle Frey, Executive Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.

 

SIX DOTS: A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS BRAILLE by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Boris Kulikov (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) receives a , which honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. SIX DOTS tells the inspiring story of young Louis Braille, a blind boy so determined to read he invented his own alphabet. The picture book was co-edited by Nancy Siscoe, Senior Executive Editor, and Allison Wortche, Senior Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. It was designed by Sarah Hokanson and Isabel Warren-Lynch.

 

Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, ebooks, and apps, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. The company’s website Kids @ Random (randomhousekids.com) offers an array of activities, games, and resources for children, teens, parents, and educators. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

 

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MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR

CORETTA SCOTT KING JOHN STEPTOE AWARD FOR NEW TALENT

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)

Edited by Wendy Loggia

HC: 978-0-553-49668-0 • GLB: 978-0-553-49669-7 • EL: 978-0-553-49670-3

Also available on audio from Listening Library

 

WILLIAM C. MORRIS YA DEBUT AWARD

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (Crown Books for Young Readers)

Edited by Emily Easton

HC: 978-0-553-52402-4 • GLB: 978-0-553-52403-1 • EL: 978-0-553-52404-8

Also available on audio from Listening Library

 

ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR

UPROOTED: The Japanese American Experience During World War II

by Albert Marrin (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Edited by Michelle Frey

HC: 978-0-553-50936-6 • GLB: 978-0-553-50937-3 • EL: 978-0-553-50938-0

Also available on audio from Listening Library

 

SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD

SIX DOTS: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant; illustrated by Boris Kulikov

(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Edited by Nancy Siscoe and Allison Wortche

HC: 978-0-449-81337-9 • GLB: 978-0-449-81338-6



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