The American Library Association has announced its Book Awards for 2017.The Newbery Award is for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, while the Caldecott honors the most distinguished American picture book for children.
John Newbery Medal Winner: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill.
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.
FREEDOM OVER ME: ELEVEN SLAVES... - Ashley Bryan
THE INQUISITOR'S TALE - Adam Gidwitz
WOLF HOLLOW - Lauren Wolk
Randolph Cadecott Medal Winner: RADIANT CHILD: THE STORY OF YOUNG ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
LEAVE ME ALONE! - Vera Brosgol
FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE - Carole Boston Weatherford/Gregory Chrisite
DU IZ TAK? - Carson Ellis
THEY ALL SAW A CAT - Brendan Wenzel