The list of winners is, in every way, DIVERSE. Formats; creator backgrounds; character abilities; stylistic choices.
“The committee has chosen six Caldecott Honors”
“The committee has chosen two Newbery Honors”
“Brown Girl Dreaming wins a Newbery Honor – you heard me. Honor.”
“And the Newbery Award goes to: The Crossover, a *different* novel in verse!”
I am super-duper jazzed about the Caldecott winner, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. A gorgeous book that kids will love for years to come!
Bravo to all committees on a job VERY WELL DONE!