This morning was a big morning for anyone interested in children’s and teen books! Why? Because the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2017 Youth Media Awards.
Here are just a few of the winners:
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon – by Kelly Barnhill
Newbery Honor Books:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life – by Ashley Bryan
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog – by Adam Gidwitz
Wolf Hollow – by Lauren Wolk
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat – illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe
Caldecott Honor books:
Leave Me Alone! – illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol
Freedom in Congo Square – illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Du Iz Tak? – illustrated and written by Carson Ellis
They All Saw a Cat – illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel
Congratulations to all! And don’t forget to stop by The Field Library to check out our display – and tell us what YOU think of the winners. For a complete list of the winners of the 2017 Youth Media Awards, including Coretta Scott King Awards, Pura Belpré Awards and Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards, CLICK HERE.