I live-streamed today’s award ceremony. I’m that kind of nerd!
Congratulations to author Donna Barba Higuera for winning this year’s Newbery Medal for her novel The Last Cuentista.
And congratulations to the Newbery Honor authors:
Rajani LaRocca for Red, White and Whole
Darcie Little Badger for A Snake Falls to Earth
Kyle Lukoff for Too Bright to See
Andrea Wang for Watercress, which also won illustrator Jason Chin this year’s Caldecott Award.
I’ve spent the last few months reading what I thought were Newbery contenders, but I haven’t read any of these. I’m excited to do so now!