READ A WINNER!
Students are currently reading a variety of award-winning books and learning about the history of four medals recognized by the American Library Association. Featured below are the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and Pure Belpre Medal Winners for 2017. Honor Books from each category are also available for patrons to check out from our library.
2017 John Newbery Medal Winner 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
Kelly Barnhill Javaka Steptoe
The award is given to the author of the most This award is given to the artist of the most
distinguished contribution to American distinguished American picture book for children.
literature for children.
2017 Coretta Scott King Winners
Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin Javakta Steptoe
The medal is awarded to African-American authors and illustrators of books for children that show an appreciation for African- American culture and highlights certain values. (Established, 1987)
2017 Pura Belpré Award Winners
Juana Medina Raul Gonzalez
The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms,
and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. (Est. 1996)