American Library Association Awards

The celebration could almost be felt through my Twitter feed from this year’s American Library Association’s Awards. Amongst an evening packed with excitement and prize giving, the following writers and publishers were singled out:-

Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:-

Newbery Medal Award
The Girl Who Drank the Moon’, Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)

Newbery Honor Awards:-
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life’ by Ashley Bryan’, by Ashley Bryan(Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog’, by Adam Gidwitz, and Hatem Aly (Dutton Children’s Books)
Wolf Hollow’, by Lauren Wolk (Dutton Children’s Books)

Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Caldecott Medal
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’, by Javaka Steptoe(Little, Brown and Company)

 Caldecott Honor Awards:-
Leave Me Alone!’ by Vera Brosgol, (Roaring Brook Press)
Freedom in Congo Square’, by R. Gregory Christie and Carole Boston Weatherford (Little Bee Books),
Du Iz Tak?’ by Carson Ellis (Candlewick )

Bookwagon looks forward to bringing you reviews and recommendations from this esteemed lineup. Bronnie 

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