#alayma – the Oscars of Books (now with more gifs!)

The list of winners is, in every way, DIVERSE. Formats; creator backgrounds; character abilities; stylistic choices.

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We NEED diverse books, and this is IMPORTANT EVIDENCE that #wndb is INSPIRING REAL CHANGE.
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Crowd reactions:

“The committee has chosen six Caldecott Honors”

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“The committee has chosen two Newbery Honors”


“Brown Girl Dreaming wins a Newbery HonorĀ – you heard me. Honor.”


“And the Newbery Award goes to: The Crossover, a *different* novel in verse!”

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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!