Other American Library Association Awards for Children's Books, 2008

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

Also see the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal winnners.

2008 Coretta Scott King Awards, honoring black authors and illustrators:
(John Steptoe new talent author): Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It, Sundee T. Frazier (Delacorte Press)
2008 Pura Belpré Awards, honoring Latino writers and illustrators (awarded biennially):
(author): The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, Margarita Engle (Holt);
(illustrator): Los Gatos Black on Halloween, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Marisa Montes)
2008 Michael L. Printz Award, for excellence in literature for young adults:
The White Darkness, Geraldine McCaughrean (HarperTempest/HarperCollins)
2008 Robert F. Sibert Award, for informational book:
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sís (Farrar/Frances Foster)
2008 Andrew Carnegie Medal, for best children's video:
Jump In! Freestyle Edition, producer Kevin Laffertym, executive producer John Davis, and co-producers, Amy Palmer Robertson and Danielle Sterling
2008 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, for best book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country:
Brave Story, written by Miyuki Miyabe in Japanese and translated by Alexander O. Smith (VIZ Media)
2008 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award:
Walter Dean Myers

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