Tuesday, September 05, 2006

AILA Awards

The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the first recipients of its American Indian Youth Literature Award. Here they are:
  • Picture Book: Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story, by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, illustrated by Sam Sandoval.
  • Middle Grade Novel: The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich
  • Young Adult: Hidden Roots, by Joseph Bruchac