Book Awards

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Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2022 Winner

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Watercress

Andrea Wang

A moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, with illustrations inspired by Chinese painting techniques. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents.

Caldecott Honors 2022

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Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

Shawn Harris

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Carole Boston Weatherford

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Mel Fell

Corey R. Tabor

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Wonder Walkers

Micha Archer

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Coretta Scott King Award

Founded in 1969, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize outstanding Black authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that portray an aspect of the Black experience. The awards include several categories and are given annually at the American Library Association conference.

2022 Winner

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Carole Boston Weatherford

This book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community. 

King Honors 2022

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Home Is Not a Country

Safia Elhillo

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Revolution in Our Time

Kekla Magoon

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The People Remember

Ibi Zoboi

John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2022 Winner

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The Last Cuentista

Donna Barba Higuera

12-year old Petra Peña and her family are among those chosen to escape Earth before Halley's Comet collides with the planet. Put to sleep for nearly 400 years, they wake up with everyone's memory erased except Petra's.

Newbery Honors 2022

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Red, White, and Whole

Rajani LaRocca

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Too Bright to See

Kyle Lukoff

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A Snake Falls to Earth

Darcie Little Badger

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Watercress

Andrea Wang

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children. The award was established in 2004 and first presented in 2006.The award is named for the world-renowned children’s author, Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.

2022 Winner

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Fox at Night

Corey R. Tabor

Fox is up late in the night. There are shadows and noises everywhere. Fox is sure the night is full of monsters! Then he meets the real creatures of the night and realizes they are not so scary after all.

Geisel Honors 2022

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Beak & Ally: Unlikely Friends

Norm Feuti

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I Hop

Joe Cepeda

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Nothing Fits a Dinosaur

Jonathan Fenske