Stead Wins Newbery Medal, Bray Wins Printz Award

Many awards were announced at the American Library Association’s midwinter conference, held in Boston, January 18, 2010.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Random/Wendy Lamb) won the Newbery Medal, and Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Delacorte) won the Michael L. Printz Award.

The Monstrumologist by Rich Yancey (Simon & Schuster) and Tales from the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes (Viking) were among four Prinz Honor books. Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness by Nahoko Uehashi, with illustrations by Yuko Shimizu, translated by Cathy Hirano (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine) was a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor book for best translation. Walter Dean Myers is the winner of the first-ever Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. Lois Lowry has been chosen to deliver the 2011 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.

Full write-up at Publisher’s Weekly.

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