Youth Media Awards Announced at ALA Midwinter

Monday, January 23, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards. The winner of the John Newbery Medal is The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Three Honor books were named: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk The winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal is Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe. Four Honor books were named: 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 For a complete list of the winners and honor books visit the ALA press release.  I hope you already have a few of the named titles in your library collection.
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