Today was the brightest of Red Letter Days in the Library world: the announcements of the 2017 Newbery, Caldecott, and other American Library Association awards.
The winners are……..
The Newbery Award:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Newbery Honor Books:
Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
The Caldecott Award:
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Caldecott Honor Books:
Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol
Freedom in Congo Square illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
There are books with shiny new stickers in many categories. Here’s a link to the complete list of award winners:
I will write more about the winners over the next few days.
Like many Americans this past weekend, I participated in the Women’s March. I joined nearly 100,000 people in Boston in a unified and peaceful demonstration of commitment to individual rights and freedom of speech. Here are my three favorite signs:
A friend who was also in Boston sent this….
A friend in Washington saw this one….
And this one is my favorite….
The little boy’s sign reads: Peace And Not Being Mean.