Each year the American Library Association awards outstanding books for children and young adults. Awards include including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards.
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This year’s winners include:

Just Ask – Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes in his or her own special way, in a book that celebrates the many differences among humans.

Field Guide to the North American Teenager – Ben Philippe

When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliches from “a bad 90s teen movie.”

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño played the piano for President LincolnMargarita Engle

Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, one of the most famous pianist who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.