January is the month for the American Library Association to announce the award-winning books of 2012. Miller Library already has most of the winning titles in the collection! Check these out if you want to see what was considered to be the best of the best for the past year.
Newbery John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
A Ball for Daisy by Christopher Raschka
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
Heart and Soul: the story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
See more awards at the ALA announcement page.