The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Caldecott Medal to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children each year.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The Michael L. Printz Award is given by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) and honors the best book written for teens each year.
Each year, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association awards the Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Belpré Medal is given annually to a Latina/Latino author and illustrator whose work in children's literature best celebrates Latino culture.
The Alex Awards are given by YALSA to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
The Sibert Medal is granted annually to the author/illustrator of the best informational children's book.