Awards to be announced tomorrow are:
- Alex Awards for the best adult books that appeal to teen audience
- Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video
- Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
- Coretta Scott King Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to "the true worth and value of all beings"
- Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes an African American author, illustrator, or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution
- Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
- May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children's literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site
- Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States
- Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
- Odyssey Award for audiobook excellence
- Pura Belpre Award for 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"
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children
- Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience
- Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature given to books honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.
- Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the outstanding book for beginning reader
- William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author.
- YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.
I will post everything as soon as I possibly can and then will go back and clean up my undoubtedly sloppy posts and add links and pictures.
UPDATE: So, I thought this through over and over tonight. If I put Baby in his Exersaucer, I can blog the awards before his nap and before my appointment. BUT... really? As much as I love live-blogging them, am I really gonna be super-stressed and ignore the child to do it? Sigh. Nope. So, for the first time since I started blogging, I won't have the awards up untila couple of hours after they are announced. (It's very likely no one cares about this excpet me, but I have always been proud of posting results immediately.)