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January 28, 2019

The 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

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Today is one of the biggest days of the year for young adult and children's literature: the announcement of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Each year the American Library Association honors the books, videos and other outstanding works that have released that year for kids and teens and are recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent. We've compiled all of the children's awards announcements here, so read on to see which of your favorites made the cut and click here to see the young adult awards announcements!
Here at Kidsreads, we love graphic novels and we love audiobooks, so combining them sounds like a fantastic idea! The audiobook for Jerry Craft's new middle grade graphic novel NEW KID pushes the boundaries of the audiobook to bring the visual world of the book alive with sounds. It's also unique for having a full cast of voice actors, which will make it feel almost like listening to the book come to life. Check out our post below to see some photos from the recording and listen to an audio snippet of the book!