Monday, January 23, 2012

ALA Book Awards 2012

(Note- Starred books are in the Guarini Library, others are on order. )

Coretta Scott King:
Illustrator Award Kadir Nelson Heart and Soul:The Story of America and African Americans*
Illustrator Winner: Shane W. Evans Underground:Finding the Light to Freedom

Author Honor: Eloise Greenfeld Great Migration: The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Author Honor: Patricia McKissack Never Forgotten
Author Award: Kadir Nelson Heart and Soul*

Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Award: Ashley Bryan*
May Hill Arbuthnot Winner: Michael Morpurgo*

Pura Belpre:
Illustrator Honor: Samantha R, Vamos Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred*
Illustrator Honor: Monica Brown Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match
Illustrator Winner: Duncan Tonatiuh Diego Rivera : His World and Ours

Author Honor:  Xavier Garcia Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel:A Lucha Libre Mystery
Author Honor: Margarita Engle: Hurricane Dancers
Author Award: Guadelupe Garcia McCall Under the Mesquite Tree

Printz Award:
Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman:Why We Broke Up
Christine Hinwood: Returning
Craig Silvey Jasper Jones
 Maggie Stiefvater Scorpio Races
John Corey Whaley Where Things Come Back

Newbery Award:
Thanha Lai Inside Out and Back Again
Eugene Yelchin Breaking Stalin's Nose

Jack Gantos Dead End in Norvelt

John Rocco Blackout
Lane Smith Grandpa Green
Patrick McConnell Me -Jane

Chris Rachska Ball for Daisy

Complete list at

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