The American Library Association bestowed the 2008 highest honors in children’s literature yesterday. Here are the winners.
Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
King Author Book winner
Elijah Of Buxton
King Illustrator Book winner
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.