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.