The American Library Association has handed out the top books and video for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.
- The Newbery went to The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (S&S/Richard Jackson).
- The Caldecott went to Flotsam illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion).
- The Printz went to American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Roaring Brook Press).
- The Coretta Scott King Author Book winner was Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (S&S/Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
- The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book winner was Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children).
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