Full disclosure: I’m usually wrong about these book awards. I pore over the criteria, talk to students and friends, read all the predictions, and still…I don’t chose the medal winners.
Today, I was WRONG, and that’s fine with me. I am so happy for Jerry Craft, Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson, and all the other winners of medals and honors today during the Youth Media Awards announcements. Congratulations! It was fun to watch and cheer on all our favorite books.
The Newbery Medal for 2020 went to Jerry Craft for NEW KID.
The Caldecott Medal went to Kadir Nelson for THE UNDEFEATED, written by Kwame Alexander.
Congratulations to ALL the winners of book awards this year. We will keep reading and sharing!