2021 Youth Media Awards

In all the turmoil of 2020, one bright spot was the abundance of exceptional children's literature published in the United States. It has been thrilling to witness the release of many engaging stories, particularly from underrepresented author communities.

On January 25, 2021, the American Library Association (ALA) presented the annual Youth Media Awards for the top books, digital media, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults at the Midwinter Virtual Meeting in Chicago.

Browse the award categories, winners, and honor recipients 

2021 Youth Media Award Winners: Children, opens a new window


2021 Youth Media Award Winners: Young Adult, opens a new window


2021 Excellence in Science Fiction: Children and Young Adult, opens a new window

This year appears to be a continuation of many fabulous choices for children's and teen reading enjoyment. Which title will be your next read?

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