Other American Library Association Awards for Children's Books, 1999

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

Also see the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal winnners.

1998 Coretta Scott King Awards, honoring black authors and illustrators: (author):
Heaven, Angela Johnson (Simon & Schuster);
i see the rhythm, Michele Wood (Children's Book Press)
1998 Coretta Scott King Honor Books: (author):
Jazmin's Notebook, Nikki Grimes (Dial Books for Young Readers);
Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground, Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan (Henry Holt);
The Other Side: Shorter Poems, Angela Johnson (Orchard Books);
I Have Heard of a Land, Floyd Cooper (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins);
The Bat Boy & His Violin, E. B. Lewis (Simon & Schuster);
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, written by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Hyperion Books for Children)
1998 Pura Belpre Awards, honoring Latino writers and illustrators (awarded biennially): (author):
Parrot in the Oven, Victor Martinez (Joanna Cotler Books);
Snapshots from the Wedding, illustrated by Stephanie Garcia, written by Gary Soto (Putnam)
1998 Pura Belpre Honor Awards: (author):
Spirits of the High Mesa, Floyd Martinez (Arte Publico);
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems (Children's Book Press);
The Golden Flower, Enrique Sanchez (Simon & Schuster);
My Family, Carmen Lomas Garza (Children's Book Press);
Gathering the Sun, Simon Silva (Lee & Shepard)
1999 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, for best book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country: Thanks to My Mother, by Schoschana Rabinovici, originally published in Hebrew (Dial Books for Young Readers)
1999 Margaret A. Edwards Award, lifetime achievement award for outstanding literature for young adults: Anne McCaffrey

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