“March,” co-written by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, received several honors, including the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award, which recognizes an African American author of a book for kids.
“March” also won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young-adult literature; the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award; and the YALSA Award for excellence in young-adult nonfiction.
Last year, “March” became the first graphic novel to win the National Book Award.
On Monday, the ALA announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults — including the Caldecott and Newbery awards — during its midwinter meeting in Atlanta.
Elsewhere, “We Are Growing: A Mo Willems Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book,” by Laurie Keller, won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for distinguished beginning reader books.
For the full list of honorees, go to www.ala.org/yma.