2017 Award Winning Children’s Books

John Newbery Medal

For most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
“The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” written by Kelly Barnhill and published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal

For the most distinguished American picture book for children:
“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. The book was published by Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

Recognizing an African-American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. The book was published by Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Schneider Family Book Award

For books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
“Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille,” written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, wins the award for young children (ages 0 to 10).

 

 

 

 

 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

For an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States:
“Cry, Heart, But Never Break” written by Glenn Ringtved, illustrated by Charlotte Pardi, translated by Robert Mouthrop and published by Enchanted Lion Books. Originally published in Danish in 2001 as “Græd blot hjerte”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pura Belpré Awards

Honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner “Lowriders to the Center of the Earth,” illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez, written by Cathy Camper and published by Chronicle Books LLC.

 

 

 

 

2017 Pura Belpré Author Award winner “Juana & Lucas,” written and illustrated by Juana Medina and published by Candlewick Press.

 

 

 

 

 

Directly Sourced from:

“American Library Association announces 2017 youth media award winners”, American Library Association, January 23, 2017.

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/01/american-library-association-announces-2017-youth-media-award-winners (Accessed January 24, 2017)

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