2021 Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners

This morning, I watched the American Library Youth Media Awards live from the comfort of home (where we are all spending most of our time these days!). Some of the prestigious awards given out each year by the ALA are the Coretta Scott King Awards, the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award, and of course, the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Here are the honor and award winners for the Newbery and Caldecott, which will soon be either joining my teetering bedside table stack or getting downloaded to my audiobook list.

John Newbery Medal
Awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
This one’s for the authors!

WINNER: When You Trap a Tiger
by Tae Keller

Honor: All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team
by Christina Soontornvat

Honor: Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
by Carole Boston Weatherford

Honor: Fighting Words
by Kimberly 
Brubaker BradleyHonor: We Dream of Space
by Erin 
Entrada Kelly

Honor: A Wish in the Dark
by Christina Soontornvat

Randolph Caldecott Medal
Awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This one’s for the illustrators!WINNER: We are Water Protectors
Illustrated by Michaela Goade
Honor: A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart
Illustrated by Noa DenmonHonor: The Cat Man of Aleppo
Illustrated by Yoko Shimizu
Honor: Me & Mama
Illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Honor: Outside In
Illustrated by Cindy Derby

What an impressive group of authors and illustrators! Congratulations to all the winners!