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Children and Adolescent Literature: Introduction

A guide featuring information about the library's juvenile and young adult collectionss , including information on award winners, Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King and more.

Library Juvenile/Children Collection

The purpose of Malone University Library's Children's collection is to support the College of Education curriculum. Intended for MU students, and faculty members, the collection is also used by Malone community borrowers and OhioLINK patrons.

The juvenile collection includes award winning titles including Newbery and Caldecott winners and honor books, Coretta Scott King award books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Notable Children's books, and Children's and Teacher's Choice award books.

Students are encouraged to preview, read and evaluate books before using them in a classroom setting. This step is necessary to determine if selected titles are appropriate for individual classroom situations. If you have questions about a particular title, consult with your professor or cooperating teacher before using it in the classroom.

Take time to explore this guide and feel free to recommend additions to the existing resources by contacting the profiled librarian.


2019 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Pauletta B. Bracy, the 2019 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Pauletta Bracy, is Professor of Library Science and Director of the Office of University Accreditation at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She has successfully merged scholarship and service with publications such as “Libraries, Literacy and African American Youth” (co-edited with Sandra Hughes Hassell and Casey H. Rawson) as well as her work with the Coretta Scott King Book Awards and with workshops and conferences dedicated to promoting African American books for children and teens. She recently served as co-organizer for Celebrating Our Voices: Black Children’s Literature Symposium and Book Festival held at NCCU.

Margaret A. Edwards Award, 2019

 tobinGiven for an author's significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

Matthew Tobin Anderson, known as M.T. Anderson (born November 4, 1968), is an American writer of children's books that range from picture books to young adult novels. He won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2006 for The Pox Party, the first of two "Octavian Nothing" books, which are historical novels set in Revolution-era Boston.Anderson is known for using wit and sarcasm in his stories, as well as advocating that young adults are capable of mature comprehension ~ Wikipedia

2019 Award Winners

2019 Honor Books

2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards


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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, Winner, 2018

Michael L. Printz Award, 2019

For excellence in literature written for young adults

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2019