|Children's/Young Adult Book Awards 2017|
The American Library Association has announced the major children's book award winners for 2017.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill won the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, while Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, received the Caldecott Medal, for most distinguished American picture book for children.
Also, March, Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell earned the Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults; and author Sarah Dessen received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.
For more information on all the winners and other finalists, visit the Book Awards page on the American Library Association web site.
Newbery Honor books include: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan; The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz; and Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.
Four Caldecott Honor books also were named: Leave Me Alone, illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol; Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and written by Carole Boston Weatherford; Du Iz Tak?, illustrated and written by Carson Ellis; and They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel.