The Youth Media award winners were announced this morning.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, is the Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Kwame Alexander and published by Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named: Bear Came Along, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, written by Richard T. Morris, and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group; Double Bass Blues, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, written by Andrea J. Loney and published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC; and Going Down Home with Daddy, illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons and published by Peachtree Publishers.
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
New Kid, written by Jerry Craft, is the 2020 Newbery Medal winner. The book is illustrated by the author and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
See all of the award winners here.