Congratulations to our 2024 ALA Award Winners & Honorees

By Kaitlyn Spotts | January 26 2024 | GeneralConferences

The American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2024 literary award winners and honorees during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. Below you can find a selection of Penguin Random House titles that were among the winners.

 

Explore the collection of award winners and honorees here.

 

Alex Award 

Bad Cree

Chain Gang All Stars

I Will Greet the Sun Again

 

American Indian Youth Library Middle Grade Honor

Mascot

She Persisted: Maria Tallchief

She Persisted: Deb Haaland

She Persisted: Wilma Mankiller

 

The Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement – Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy

The Mighty Miss Malone

Bucking the Sarge

The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963: 25th Anniversary Edition

 

The Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Author Award – Jade Adia

There Goes the Neighborhood

 

Margaret Edwards Award

The Schwa was Here

 

Newbery Medal

The Eyes and the Impossible

 

Newbery Honor

Mexikid

Simon Sort of Says

 

Printz Medal

The Collectors: Stories

 

Printz Honor

Salt the Water

The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be

 

Pura Belpre Author Medal

Mexikid

 

Pura Belpre Author Honor

Aniana del Mar Jumps In

Something Like Home

 

Schneider Middle Grade Honor

Simon Sort of Says

Sibert Medal

The Mona Lisa Vanishes

 

Sibert Honor

Shipwrecked!

 

Sophie Brody Medal

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store

 

Stonewall YA Honor

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth

 

Sydney Taylor Middle Grade Honor

Don’t Want to Be Your Monster

 

YALSA Nonfiction Finalist

From Here

 

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

The Berry Pickers

 

ALA Notable Books Fiction

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The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store

Chain Gang All Stars

In Memoriam: A Novel

Same Bed Different Dreams

North Woods

 

ALA Notable Books Nonfiction

Poverty, By America

The Wager

Mott Street

Dyscalculia

A Fever in the Heartland

 

Listen List

Chain-Gang All-Stars

Happiness Falls

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

RUSA Reading List – Horror Short List

Black River Orchard

Out There Screaming

 

RUSA Reading List – Historical Fiction Short List

The Bookbinder: A Novel

Bad Cree
A Novel
978-0-593-46794-7
In this gripping, horror-laced debut, a young Cree woman’s dreams lead her on a perilous journey of self-discovery that ultimately forces her to confront the toll of a legacy of violence on her family, her community and the land they call home."A mystery and a horror story about grief, but one with defiant hope in its beating heart." —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Pallbearers Club
$17.00 US
Dec 05, 2023
Paperback
272 Pages
Anchor

Chain Gang All Stars
A Novel
978-0-593-46931-6
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION: Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black
$18.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
Paperback
432 Pages
Vintage

I Will Greet the Sun Again
A Novel
978-0-593-24330-5
Winner, 2024 Alex Award from the American Library Association  • A stunning, tender novel of identity and belonging, I Will Greet the Sun Again tells the story of a young man lost in his own family, his own country, and his own skin. Staring down the brutality of being a queer kid and a Muslim in America, Khashayar J. Khabushani transforms personal and national pain into an unforgettable and beautifully rendered exploration of youth, love, family—and the stories that make us who we are.
$27.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
Hardcover
240 Pages
Hogarth

Mascot
978-1-62354-380-8
What if a school's mascot is seen as racist, but not by everyone? In this compelling middle-grade novel in verse, two best-selling BIPOC authors tackle this hot-button issue.
$17.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
Hardcover
256 Pages
Charlesbridge

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: 25th Anniversary Edition
978-0-593-30649-9
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content.
$11.99 US
Nov 03, 2020
Paperback
256 Pages
Yearling

The Schwa was Here
978-0-14-240577-2
They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing’s for sure: no one ever noticed him. Except me. My name is Antsy Bonano, and I was the one who realized the Schwa was “functionally invisible” and used him to make some big bucks. But I was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should. So if you all just shut up and listen, I’ll tell you everything there is to know about the Schwa, from how he got his name, to what really happened with his mom. I’ll spill everything. Unless, of course, “the Schwa Effect” wipes him out of my brain before I’m done….
$11.99 US
Mar 02, 2006
Paperback
240 Pages
Puffin Books

The Eyes and the Impossible
(Newbery Medal Winner)
978-1-5247-6420-3
From the award-winning author of The Every and the illustrator behind the beloved picture book Her Right Foot comes an endearing and beautifully illustrated story of a dog who unwittingly becomes a hero to a park full of animals.
$19.99 US
May 09, 2023
Hardcover
256 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Collectors: Stories
(Printz Medal Winner)
978-0-593-62028-1
From Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King and an all-star team of contributors including Anna-Marie McLemore and Jason Reynolds, an anthology of stories about remarkable people and their strange and surprising collections.
$19.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
Hardcover
272 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers

Aniana del Mar Jumps In
978-0-593-53181-5
Pura Belpré Author Honor Award** Four starred reviews!**A powerful and expertly told novel-in-verse by about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis by an award-winning poet.
$18.99 US
Mar 14, 2023
Hardcover
384 Pages
Dial Books

Mexikid
(Newbery Honor Award Winner)
978-0-593-46229-4
A poignant, hilarious, and unforgettable graphic memoir about a Mexican-American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their abuelito back from Mexico to live with them.
$14.99 US
Aug 01, 2023
Paperback
320 Pages
Dial Books

Something Like Home
978-0-593-56618-3
A moving novel in verse in which a lost dog helps a lonely girl find a way home to her family . . . only for them to find family in each other along the way. From the Newbery Honor Award-winning author of Iveliz Explains It All.“Trust me: this book will touch your heart." —Barbara O’Connor, New York Times bestselling author of Wish
$17.99 US
Sep 12, 2023
Hardcover
256 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers

There Goes the Neighborhood
9781368084321
Winner of the 2024 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent AwardA raised fist against the destructive forces of gentrification and a love letter to communities of color everywhere, Jade Adia's unforgettable debut tells the darkly hilarious story of three best friends willing to do whatever it takes to stay together.The gang is fake, but the fear is real.Rhea’s neighborhood is fading away—the mom-and-pop shops of her childhood forced out to make space for an artisanal kombucha brewery here, a hot yoga studio there. And everywhere, the feeling that this place is no longer meant for her. Because while their little corner of South L.A. isn’t perfect, to Rhea and her two best friends, it’s something even more important—it’s home. And it’s worth protecting.But as more white people flock to their latest edgy, urban paradise for its cheap rent and sparkling new Whole Foods, more of Rhea’s friends and family are pushed out. Until Rhea decides it’s time to push back. Armed with their cellphones and a bag of firecrackers, the friends manipulate social media to create the illusion of gang violence in their neighborhood. All Rhea wanted to do was protect her community. Her friends. Herself. No one was supposed to get hurt. No one was supposed to die. But is anyone ever really safe when you’re fighting power with fear?
$18.99 US
Mar 07, 2023
Hardcover
432 Pages
Disney Hyperion

The Mona Lisa Vanishes
A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity
978-0-593-64384-6
A propulsive work of narrative nonfiction about how the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, how the robbery made the portrait the most famous artwork in the world—and how the painting by Leonardo da Vinci should never have existed at all.
$19.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
Hardcover
288 Pages
Random House Studio

The Berry Pickers
A Novel
978-1-64622-195-0
2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize WinnerWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family, and remain unsolved for nearly fifty years"A stunning debut about love, race, brutality, and the balm of forgiveness." —People, A Best New Book
$27.00 US
Oct 31, 2023
Hardcover
320 Pages
Catapult

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
A Novel
978-0-593-42294-6
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINEONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review“We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them
$28.00 US
Aug 08, 2023
Hardcover
400 Pages
Riverhead Books

From Here
978-0-593-35445-2
In her coming-of-age memoir, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee.
$18.99 US
May 16, 2023
Hardcover
320 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books