ALA Announces Book Awards
The American Library Association recently announced the Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners for 2017.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
2017 Caldecott Medal Winner: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe and published by Little, Brown and Company.
2017 Caldecott Honor Books:
Leave Me Alone! Illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol, and published by Roaring Brook Press.
Freedom in Congo Square. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and published by Little Bee Books.
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The 2017 Newbery Medal Winner was awarded to The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by kelly Barnhill and published by Algonquin Young Readers.
2017 Newbery Honor Books are:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly and published by Dutton Children's Books.
Du Iz Tak? Illustrated and written by Carson Ellis and published by Candlewick Press.
They All Saw a Cat. Illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel and published by Chronicle Books.