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Newbery, Caldecott 2021 winners announced

In the US, the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of its Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott medals, reports Publishers Weekly.

Tae Keller’s When You Trap a Tiger (Random House) was awarded the 2021 John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, and illustrator Michaela Goade won the 2021 Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book for We Are Water Protectors (Carole Lindstrom, Roaring Brook).

Levine Querido’s Everything Sad is Untrue (Chronicle Books) was the winner of the Michael L Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature, while the Stonewall Book Award for books on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience went to We Are Little Feminists: Families (Archaa Shrivastav, Little Feminist).

The Schneider Family Book Award, for books that ‘embody an artistic expression of the disability experience’, went to three books in different age categories: I Talk Like a River (Jordan Scott, illus by Sydney Smith, Holiday House) in the young children category; Show Me a Sign (Ann Clare Lezotte, Scholastic) in middle grade; and This is My Brain in Love (I W Gregorio, Little, Brown) in teens.

Winners were announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which was held virtually. For the full list of winners and honour books in each category of the awards, see the ALA website.


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