The American Library Association announced the Youth Media Award winners and honorees earlier today. Nikki Grimes received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award which “honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” Russell Freedman’s We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. Karen Blumenthal’s Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History and Pamela S. Turner’s Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune (illustrated by Gareth Hinds) were finalists for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.
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