Many of the nation’s most prestigious honors for literature are administered by librarians—including the Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, and the Stonewall youth and adult Book Awards. For the first time ever, readers everywhere can cheer on the winners of 12 librarian-selected awards by tuning into the American Library Association’s virtual Book Award Celebration.
Starting at from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, June 28, ALA’s YouTube channel will stream ceremonies and celebrations featuring videos from the winning authors. Viewers can watch live and join the conversation using YouTube’s chat feature or by posting on social media using the hashtag #TheBookAwardCelebration.
Here are all 12 participating awards:
9 a.m. CT – Coretta Scott King Book Awards
10:30 a.m. CT – Batchelder, Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media, Geisel, and Sibert Awards
Noon CT – Stonewall Book Awards
2 p.m. CT – Belpré Celebración
3:30 p.m. CT – Odyssey Award Ceremony
5 p.m. CT – Printz Award Ceremony
7 p.m. CT – Newbery and Caldecott Medals and Children’s Literature Legacy Award Virtual Banquet
In addition to the festivities above, the all-day event will highlight a variety of award-winning books throughout the day including winners of the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, Sydney Taylor Book Award, and the American Indian Youth Literature Award.
Visit The ALA Book Award Celebration webpage to learn more about the festivities.