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  • Dewey Decibel Podcast Bonus Episode: Inside the 2018 Youth Media Awards

    Dewey Decibel Podcast Bonus Episode

    February 16, 2018

    American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart joins the award-selection committees as they make phone calls to the winners the morning before the award announcement event. Morehart then talks to the heads of the Coretta Scott King Book Award and Newbery Medal committees to learn more about the award-selection process. Finally, we … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast Bonus Episode

  • At the Youth Media Awards, from left: ALA President Jim Neal, Reforma President Tess Tobin, Association of Library Service to Children President Nina Lindsay, Coretta Scott King Chair Claudette McLinn, and Young Adult Library Services Association President Sandra Hughes Hassell display the winning books.

    2018 Youth Media Awards Announced

    February 15, 2018

    A list of all the 2018 award winners follows: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh … Continue reading 2018 Youth Media Awards Announced


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