The John Newbery Medal and Randolph Caldecott Medal winners, along with the Honor books, have been announced. I always love seeing what made the cut and then quickly going to my library account to reserve these books.
John Newbery Medal
Awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
This one’s for the authors!
Winner:The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Honor: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves,
Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
Honor: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or The Three Magical
Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
Honor: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This one’s for the illustrators!
Winner: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated and written by Javanka Steptoe
by R. Gregory Christie and written by
Carole Boston Weatherford
Honor: They All Saw a Cat illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel