Award Winners

Books for Children & Teens

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Caldecott Medal

Awarded annually to the illustrator of the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children."

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Coretta Scott King Award

Given annually to outstanding African American authors & illustrators of books for children, young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

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Newbery Medal

Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Pura Belpré Award

Presented to a Latino or Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth.



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Asian/Pacific American Award

Honors and recognizes individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.


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Stonewall Book Award

Recognizes exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience in English-language books published in the U.S.


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Sydney Taylor Book Award

Recognizes the best in Jewish children's literature. Medals are awarded for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience.


Books for Teens & Adults

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Florida Book Awards

Recognizes the year’s best books written by Sunshine State residents.

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Hugo Award

Awarded to the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements, given at the World Science Fiction Convention and chosen by its members.

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Man Booker Prize

Awarded each year for the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

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National Book Award

Given to books of the highest quality written by Americans and published by American publishers.

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Nebula Award

Recognizes the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. The awards are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. 

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Women's Prize for Fiction

The UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honoring fiction written by women.
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PEN/Faulkner Award

Awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens.

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Pulitzer Prize

Recognizes distinguished fiction and non-fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.


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Stonewall Book Award

Recognizes exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience in English-language books published in the U.S.