Other American Library Association Awards for Children's Books, 2002

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

Also see the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal winnners.

2002 Coretta Scott King Awards, honoring black authors and illustrators: (author):
The Land, Mildred D. Taylor (Penguin Putnam/Phyllis Fogelman Books)
Goin' Someplace Special, Jerry Pinkney (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books)
2002 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults:A Step from Heaven, An Na (Front Street)
2002 Robert F. Sibert Award for informational book: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine 1845–1850, Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Houghton Mifflin)
2002 Margaret A. Edwards Award for a lifetime contribution in writing for young adults: Paul Zindel
2002 Andrew Carnegie Medal, for best children's video:My Louisiana Sky, based on the book by Kimberly Willis Holt, produced by Dante Di Loreto and Anthony Edwards of Aviator Films and Willard Carroll and Tom Wilhite of Hypterion Studio, directed by Adam Arkin
2002 Pura Belpré Awards, honoring Latino writers and illustrators (awarded biennially): (author):
Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan (Scholastic);
Chato and the Party Animals, illustrated by Susan Guevara, written by Gary Soto (G. P. Putnam's Sons)
2002 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, for best book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country: How I Became an American, written by Karin Gündisch in German and translated byJames Skofield (Carus Publishing/Cricket Books)
2002 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award: Maurice Sendak

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