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Patron Wins the Newbery, Wiesner Wins the Caldecott, Etc.

I spent Monday morning frantically formatting the American Library Association award winners and linking them to their Booklist reviews. A partial list is below–a less partial list is here. You sure can’t accuse ALA of being stingy when it comes to literary awards.

(A special shout-out to former Booklister John Green for his Printz Honor book, An Abundance of Katherines. Do we smell a three-peat in the making?)

Newbery Medal Winner

Patron, Susan. The Higher Power of Lucky. Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson, $16.95 (1-4169-0194-9).

Caldecott Medal Winner

Wiesner, David. Flotsam. Clarion, $17 (0-618-19457-6).

Printz Award Winner

Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. Roaring Brook/First Second, $16.95 (1-59643-152-0).

Coretta Scott King Award

Author Award

Draper, Sharon. Copper Sun. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $16.95 (0-689-82181-6).

Illustrator Award

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun, $15.99 (0-7868-5175-9).

New Talent Award

Jones, Traci L. Standing against the Wind. Farrar, $16 (0-374-37174-1).

Sibert Medal

Thimmesh, Catherine. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon. Houghton, $19.95 (0-618-50757-4).

Carnegie Medal

Knuffle Bunny. Weston Woods Studios, DVD, $59.95.

If you want to comment on the winners–or the books you think should have won–visit the Booklist Book Club. Everybody’s being so nice there, which is nice, but a little constructive criticism sure would be interesting, too!

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About the Author:

Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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