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YMA Awards Announced for 2022

The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards today! This is always an exciting day in the YA literature world. I have a personal challenge each year in which I try to read all the American Library Association Young Adult Award Winners from books published in 2021. This year, I actually watched the announcement, which was fun, and it means that I really paid attention to every single one of the 22 awards. Usually I only try to read 11 awards, but this year I will try for 16 of the 22 awards.

Here are this year's winners:

Alex "Margaret Alexander Edwards" Awards (10 best adult books that appeal to teens)
  • Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
  • The 100 Years of Lennie and Margot by Marianne Cronin
  • The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
  • The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu
  • How Lucky by Will Leitch
  • Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell
  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  • Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport that Changed their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser
  • Lore Olympous, Volume 1 by Rachel Smythe
  • Malice by Heather Walter
American Indian Youth Literature Award
  • Apple (Skin to Core) by Eric Gansworth
Asian / Pacific American Award for Youth Literature
  • Amina's Song by Hena Khan (children's winner)
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (winner)
  • We Are Not Free by Tracy Chee (honor YA)
Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achivement
  • Nikki Grimes
Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author)
  • Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award (African American Illustrator)
  • Unspeakable, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award (African American New Talent)
  • The Me I Choose to Be by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt
  • Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year)
  • The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Margaret A. Edwards Award (Author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)
  • A.S. King
Odyssey Award (best audio book)
  • When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris
Pura Belpré (Latino Author)
  • How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Schneider Family Book Awar(Teen living with a disability)
  • Words in My Hands by Asphyxia
Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT)
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (winner)
Sydney Taylor Award for Jewish Youth Literature
  • The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
  • Body of Work award: Jane Yolen
William C. Morris Awar(First YA novel by author)
  • The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
YALSA Award for (Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults)
  • Ambushed! The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow

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