Awards and Marching….

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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.

Well put.


One thought on “Awards and Marching….

  1. How wonderful that you were able to join in marching! I LOVE the signs you took pictures of. When you write more about the books, could you please include what ages you think each is geared towards? Or if it would be easier to just shoot me an email of which books you think would be best for the boys, that would be wonderful. Then I will put my order in with Buttonwoods. Thanks for all you do!

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