Children's Literature

Learn how to find children's literature, including award winners.

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American Indian Library Association

American Indian Youth Literature Award

Awarded biennially, the AIYLA identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America. Authors/illustrators may win the American Indian Youth Literature Award in the categories Best Picture Book, Best Middle Grade Book, and Best Young Adult Book. In addition, up to five awards may be selected as Honors books in each category.

2024 Winners and Honor Books

For a complete list of previous winners and honor books (2006-2022), please see the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.