Roll out the red carpet! On January 30th, the 2023 Youth Media Award winners were announced! This collection of awards celebrates a variety of youth literature and its impact on readers everywhere. It’s basically the Grammys of young adult lit without the fashion critique.
Ready for this year’s results?! (Fun librarian fact: I was excited to see that I had already read/listened to several of the award winners. And I was even more excited to see that all of the selected winners are in our YA collection and ready for readers to check out!
2023 Youth Media Award Winners
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Asian/Pacific American Award for portrayal of the Asian experience
Coretta Scott King Award for new authors/illustrators
Edwards Award for an author who leaves a lasting legacy
Morris Award for a first-time author
Nonfiction Award for excellent nonfiction
Odyssey Award for best audiobook
Printz Award for literary excellence
Pura Belpré Award for portrayal of the Latine experience
Schneider Family Award for portrayal of the disability experience
Stonewall Award for portrayal of the LGBTQIA+ experience
Sydney Taylor Award for portrayal of the Jewish experience
I hope that you find something on this list that brings you joy, introduces you to something new, or sparks your imagination. Until next time, keep reading!