The Youth Media Awards are announced in exactly one week- Monday January 24 at 8 a.m. CST. You can watch “the most exciting powerpoint of the year” live here.
Half the fun of Youth Media Awards is having mock award events and then guessing and predicting and reacting. Did your library do a Mock award this year? Remember to submit your results to the ALSC blog round up!!
It’s always fun to see different people’s prediction posts and I decided to see how well I’ll do this year. Take a look, and please post your own predictions in the comments!
Caldecott 2022 Prediction: Medal– Watercress illustrated by Jason Chin and written by Andrea Wang Honors: Everybody in the Red Brick Building, illustrated by Oge Mora and written by Anne Wynter, Milo Imagines the World, illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de la Peña, Soul Food Sunday, illustrated by C.G. Esperana and written by Winsome Bingham
Newbery 2022 Prediction: Medal: Too Bright To See by Kyle Lukoff Honors: The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin, The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera, Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh
Coretta Scott King 2022 Prediction: Medal: A Sitting in St. James, written by Rita Williams-Garcia Honor: Unspeakable: the Tulsa Race Massacre, written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes, The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi
Printz 2022 Prediction: Medal: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, Honor: A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia
Geisel 2022 Prediction: Medal: Harry vs. The First 100 Days of School by Emily Jenkins Honors:13 Ways to Eat a Fly by Sue Heavnrich, Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake
Sibert 2022 Prediction: Medal– The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin, Honors: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Cooper, Fallout: Spies, Bombs and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin, A Shot in the Arm by Don Brown.
Pura Belpre 2022 Prediction: Medal: The Last Cuentista written by Donna Barba Higuera.
Mildred L. Batchelder 2022 Prediction: Sadly, I did not read enough translations this year to make an informed decision on this one, but maybe that could be a worthwhile challenge in future years. As shown on the YMA results page, the Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group named two winners and one honor title. (Three books I’m definitely putting on my to-read list). The Day the Rain Moved in, and Riley Can’t Stop Crying, and In the Meadow of Fantasies.
I’ll circle back next week and see how I did, I cannot wait to see what the committees decided! Let me know your predictions in the comments.