Children’s book buyers, librarians, authors, and illustrators were up at 6:00 this morning to watch the American Library Association’s live stream of the Youth Media Awards. Many wonderful books and Pacific Northwest book creators were honored today, including
Jake Maia Arlow Almost Flying Stonewall Honor Book
Laurie Ann Thompson Emmanuel’s Dream Odyssey Honor Winner
Christine Day The Sea in Winter American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Honor Book
Donna Barba Higuera The Last Cuentista Newbery Medal Winner!!! Higuera took home a Pacific Northwest Book Award and an ALA Pura Belpré Honor in 2021 for her middle grade novel Lupe Wong Won’t Dance/Lupe Wong No Baila.