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Awards for Excellence in Children's & Young Adult Literature

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The national award for excellence in young adult African American literature is named after what prominent individual?

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1. Sherman Alexie won which award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (2007)?

2. Brian Selznick won the Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret in which criteria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test what you know about awards for children's and young adult (YA) literature. Key subjects include the national award for excellence in young adult African-American literature and an award won by Sherman Alexie for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these points:

  • Criteria for the Caldecott Medal awarded to Brian Selznick
  • Institution that awards the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Award
  • African-American young adult author who won an award five times

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the related lesson on awards for children's and young adult literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the award Sherman Alexie won for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian and the award for excellence in young adult African-American literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the organization that confers the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Award

Additional Learning

For more, you can read the lesson named Awards for Excellence in Children's & Young Adult Literature. These key topics will be highlighted:

  • Notable winners of the Newbery Medal
  • Recent winners of the National Book Award
  • The Printz Award
  • Examples of literature that focuses on oppressed peoples
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