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).
- Blaire Briody Wins 2014 Richard J. Margolis Award
- Merriam-Webster Names ‘Culture’ Word of the Year
- Gillian Flynn Nabs Golden Globe Nomination
- Tiphanie Yanique Takes 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize