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Awards & Recognition Your Ultimate Audiobook Guide to 2022 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Overwhelmed by awards news this year? Here’s the ultimate guide to make sure your audio offerings include the year’s top ALA Awards for kids and teens—that adults will love, too!

ODYSSEY HONOR WINNERS
The Odyssey Awards celebrate the best audiobooks produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. View our Odyssey post here.
Perfectly Parvin
Author: Olivia Abtahi
Read by: Mitra Jouhari
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Author: Laurie Ann Thompson
Read by: Adjoa Andoh
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★ Schneider Family Book Award Winner
★ ALSC Notable Children’s Book 2016
ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN’S RECORDINGS
The Notable Children’s Recordings list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.

City of the Plague God
Author: Sarwat Chadda
Read by: Vikas Adam
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The Way Back
Author: Gavriel Savit
Read by: Allan Corduner
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NEWBERY HONOR BOOK
Too Bright to See
Author: Kyle Lukoff
Read By: Jax Jackson and Kyle Lukoff
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PRINTZ HONOR BOOKS
Starfish
Author: Lisa Fipps
Read by: Jenna Lamia
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Revolution in Our Time
Author: Kekla Magoon
Read by: Tyla Collier
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CORETTA SCOTT KING – AUTHOR HONOR BOOKS
Revolution in Our Time
Author: Kekla Magoon
Read by: Tyla Collier
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CORETTA SCOTT KING – VIRGINIA HAMILTON AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: NIKKI GRIMES
Jazmin's Notebook
Author: Nikki Grimes
Read by: Allyson Johnson
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SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD
Middle Grade Winner
A Bird Will Soar
Author: Alison Green Myers
Read by: Jamie K. Brown
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Middle Grade Honor

A Kind of Spark
Author: Elle McNicoll
Read by: Katy Townsend
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ALEX AWARDS
Malice
Author: Heather Walter
Read by: Ann Marie Gideon
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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE LEGACY AWARD WINNER: GRACE LIN
MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: A.S. KING
Ask the Passengers
Author: A.S. King
Read by: Devon Sorvari
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Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author: A.S. King
Read by: Lynde Houck
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PURA BELPRÉ AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR HONOR BOOK
ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK
Fallout
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Read by: Roy Samuelson
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STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS
Young Adult Winner
Children’s Winner
Too Bright to See
Author: Kyle Lukoff
Read By: Jax Jackson and Kyle Lukoff
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Honor
Almost Flying
Author: Jake Maia Arlow
Read by: Em Grosland
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YALSA AWARD FINALIST FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS
ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATURE
Youth Literature Winner
SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD
Middle Grade Winner

Young Adult Silver Medalist

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