---The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
---The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Mildred L.Batchelder Award
---The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
---The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
YALSA | Alex Award
---The Alex Awards are administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association. They are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
YALSA | Margaret A. Edwards Award
---The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
YALSA | William C. Morris Award
---The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
---The Michael L. Printz Award
is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. It is administered by YALSA and given for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
YALSA | Margaret A. Edwards Award
---The Margaret A. Edwards Award
is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association. It honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, that have been popular over a period of time.
YALSA | Odyssey Award
---This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
YALSA | Nonfiction Award
---The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a January 1st – December 31st publishing year.
---The Pulitzer Prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a journalist and newspaper publisher. It is administered by Columbia University in New York City and is regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism and literary achievements.
Nobel Prize in Literature
---The Nobel Prize in Literature
is named for the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Bernhard Nobel. It is given annually and regarded as the most prestigious award for literature in the world.
Man Booker Prize
---The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.
The Edgar Awards
---The Edgar Awards are awarded annually by the Mystery Writers of America and recognize the best mystery works ( novel, first novel, paperback original, fact crime, critical/biographical, and short story) for adults, young adults and children.
---The Hugo Award is named for Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to science fiction or fantasy writing.
National Book Awards
---Established in 1950,the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by theNational Book Foundation. It is awarded annually to American writers whodemonstrate excellence in literature in one of four categories: Fiction,Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.
---The National Book Critics Awards are given annually and honor the best literaturepublished in the United States in six categories—autobiography,biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the onlynational literary awards chosen by critics themselves.
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