And the Winners Are...

American Library Association 2010 Media Awards

Every January, the American Library Association (ALA) presents the Youth Media Awards, which celebrate the best in children's and teens' books and media. The winners in the "Oscars of children’s books" include:

John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
My People, illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:
The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Walter Dean Myers is the winner of this first-ever Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring
a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray,
affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Pura Belpré (Author) Award:
Return to Sender, by Julia Alvarez

For a complete listing of winners, check out the American Library Association website.