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EDC 425 Children's Literature and Social Justice: Award Winners

Children's Books Award Winners (Access the lists from TeachingBooks Database)

Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1938-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1938 -- recognizing the most distinguished American picture book illustrations

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Pura Belpré Awards, 1996-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1996 -- portraying, affirming, and celebrating the Latino cultural experience
 

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and REFORMA

Charlotte Huck Award, 2015-2022

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2015 -- honoring outstanding children's fiction that invites compassion, imagination, and wonder

Sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2001-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2001 -- recognizing the best informational books for children under 15

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Rainbow List: Top Ten LGBTQ Books for Children and Teens, 2011-2021

Resources for the titles recognized as quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content since 2011

Sponsored by Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, 1986-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1986 -- honoring new writers and new illustrators of children's books for our multicultural world

Sponsored by Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Odyssey Award, 2008-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2008 -- honoring the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 1997-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since 1997-- honoring the most outstanding books translated into English for publication in the United States

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2000-2020

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2000 -- recognizing high quality books that appropriately portray individuals with developmental disabilities

Sponsored by Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities (DADD) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, 1977-2021

Resources for the authors recognized by this award since its inception in 1977 -- honoring a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13.

Sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Children’s Literature Legacy Award, 1954-2021

Resources for the authors recognized by this award, formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, since its inception in 1954 -- honoring authors and illustrators whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children in the United States

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Skipping Stones Honor Awards, 1994-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since 1994 -- recognizing outstanding books that promote an understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and/or encourage a deeper awareness of nature, ecology, and diversity

Sponsored by Skipping Stones

Outstanding Science Trade Books, 2005-2022

Resources for a selection of titles recommended since 2005 -- recognizing outstanding science trade books

Sponsored by National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Lambda Literary Award, 1992-2021

Resources for titles recognized by this award since 1992 -- identifying and celebrating the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year.

Sponsored by Lambda Literary

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, 2001-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2001 -- portraying Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage

Sponsored by Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Best STEM Books, 2017-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this list since its inception in 2017 -- honoring the best children’s books with STEM content

Sponsored by Children’s Book Council (CBC)

BCALA Children and Youth Literary Awards, 2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2021 -- honoring phenomenal works of fiction and nonfiction by Black authors highlighting the diversity of the Black experience

Sponsored by Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and School Library Journal

SLJ Best Books of the Year, 2010 - 2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this list since 2010 -- honoring the best books for kids, tweens, teens, and young adults.

Sponsored by School Library Journal

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, 1967-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since 1967 -- honoring excellence in the writing and illustrating of books for young people

Sponsored by Boston Globe-Horn Book

Coretta Scott King Book Awards, 1970-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1970 -- demonstrating African American culture.

Sponsored by Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

John Newbery Medal, 1922-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1922 -- recognizing distinguished contributions to American literature for children

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Jane Addams Children's Book Awards, 1953-2022

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1953 -- promoting peace, social justice, world community, and equality.

Sponsored by Jane Addams Peace Association

El día de los niños / El día de los libros, 2013-2021

Resources for titles recognized by this list since 2013 -- highlighting diverse children's books to honor the cultures and languages of all children

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015-2021

Resources for the titles recognized by this list since 2015 -- honoring exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms

Sponsored by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award, 1997-2021

Resources for a selection of the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1997 -- recognizing books of enduring quality that deal explicitly with language, demonstrate uniqueness in the use of language or style, or invite child response or participation.

Sponsored by Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)