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Congratulations to the Winners!

by Dawn S | Jan 23, 2017
This morning the American Library Association announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Newbery Medal Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
written by Kelly Barnhill

Honor Books
“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,” written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly
“Wolf Hollow,” written by Lauren Wolk

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Caldecott Medal Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

Honor Books
“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 

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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
for most distinguished informational book for children

March: Book Three
written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powel

Honor Books
“Giant Squid,” written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann,
“Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,” written by Caren Stelson
“Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II,” written by Albert Marrin
“We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler,” written by Russell Freedman

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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
for the most distinguished beginning reader book

We Are Growing: A Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book
written by Laurie Keller.

Honor Books
“Good Night Owl,” written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli 
“Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper,” written and illustrated by Mike Twohy “Go Otto Go!” written and illustrated by David Milgrim
“The Infamous Ratsos,” written by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Matt Myers

Many of these titles are available in eBook and audiobook formats as well as traditional print versions. Take a look at the winners for yourself!
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