Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators and is awarded for books about the African-American experience that are written for a youth audience.
Outstanding books that broaden the human experience and provide students with new insights into their own lives. Given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen by Maryland students.
Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Books that exhibit quality and venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.