Tuesday, January 23, 2007

American Library Association Literary Award Winners

The complete list of the American Library Association Literary Award Winners is now up at ALA's website. Watch for these award-winning books in Perrot's Youth Services New Book Bin!

More award highlights (click on each book cover to request that item):

Coretta Scott King Award Winners (recognizes an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children):

Copper Sun *Click here to request this book* Author Award Winner:
Copper Sun, by Sharon Draper
Amari's perfect life is shattered when her family is murdered. She is dragged aboard a slave ship, sent to the Carolinas, and purchased by a plantation owner as a birthday present for his son. Now all she dreams about is escape.

Moses *Click here to request this book* Illustrator Award Winner:
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Lyrical text describes Harriet Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her North to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude.

Zelda and Ivy *Click here to request this book*Theodor Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Award Winner (for the most distinguished beginning reader book):
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways, written and illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
The fabulous fox sisters return in three fresh, funny stories perfect for beginning readers. This time Zelda and Ivy are combating the injustice of cucumber sandwiches for lunch and deciding what to put in their time capsule.

The Pull of the Ocean *Click here to request this book*Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner (for the most outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States):
The Pull of the Ocean, by Jean-Claude Mourlevat and translated by Y. Maudet
This social fable, a modern reinterpretation of "Tom Thumb," deftly gives life to memorable characters and explores resonating themes of family and brotherhood.

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