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Literature/Book Awards


Excellent directory for most literary prizes.

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream".

Children's Book Awards

Another index site to the various literature awards, specializing in children's books.

Modern Library's 100 Best Novels

National Book Awards

Awards given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

Newbery Awards

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Library Service to Children , a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

PEN/Faulkner Award

Named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers and affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists), the international writers organization. The PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honor their peers and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the United States.

Pulitzer Prize Awards

Pura Belpré Award

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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