Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Recipients of American Indian Library Association's Youth Literature Award

Just after 2:00 Eastern Time on January 26 2014, the American Indian Library Association announced the recipients of their 2014 Youth Literature Award.

Picture Book Winner: 
Caribou Song by Tomson Highway
illustrated by John Rombough
published by Fifth House. 

Middle School Winner: 
How I Became A Ghost by Tim Tingle, 
published by RoadRunner Press.

Middle School Honor:
Danny Blackgoat: Navajo Prisoner by Tim Tingle, 
published by 7th Generation.

Young Adult Winner:
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
published by Tu Books
Update on Sep 30 2023: I (Debbie Reese) no longer recommend Bruchac's work. For details see Is Joseph Bruchac truly Abenaki?

Young Adult Honor:
If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth 
published by Scholastic

AICL offers congratulations to each author! I encourage librarians across the country to order them. The award is given every two years. To see previous winners and criteria, see American Indian Youth Literature Award.


Janice Gable Bashman said...

They look like some great books - I'll have to check them out.

Jeanette said...

Glad to see some great books being honored.

Anonymous said...

I loved them all! Congratulations to all of our authors and one picture book illustrator.