February 2018 Horn Book Herald - ALA Youth Media Awards Edition

2018 ALA Awards

What a year! Congratulations to all of the 2018 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators and their publishers. Below, we chat with the creators of one of the morning's most-recognized books, Crown author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James. You'll also find Horn Book reviews of the 2018 winners, history (and critique) of the awards, and more interviews with the award-winning authors and illustrators. And, as always, look for the Newbery, Caldecott, CSK, and Wilder awards speeches in the July/August Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Awards.

Five questions for Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James

Horn Book reviews of 2018 ALA winners

More on the Newbery, Caldecott, and the CSK Awards

Best of Calling Caldecott

A Word from JLG: "Five Ways to Market Your Award-Winning Books" by Deborah B. Ford

Just for fun

From the February 2018 issue of The Horn Book Herald: ALA Youth Media Awards Edition.
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