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CRC Reads: February 2021

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About this month's books

Last week, the American Library Association announced its winners of the Youth Media Awards, among which are some of the most coveted literary prizes in children's literature (Newbery! Caldecott! Printz! Coretta Scott King! Sibert!)

Here are the winners and honors of several awards.

Newbery • Most distinguished contribution to children's literature

Caldecott • Most distinguished illustrations in picture book for children

Me and Mama

Caldecott Honor

A Place Inside of Me

Caldecott Honor

The Cat Man of Aleppo

Caldecott Honor

Outside In

Caldecott Honor

Printz • Most distinguished contribution to young adult literature

Coretta Scott King Author Award • Most distinguished writing that affirms the African American experience

Before the Ever After

Coretta Scott King Author Award

King and the Dragonflies

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

Lifting As We Climb

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award • Most distinguished illustrations that affirms the African American experience

Respect

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Me and Mama

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Magnificent Homespun Brown

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Exquisite

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Sibert • Most distinguished contribution to nonfiction text for children

Honeybee

Sibert Medal

How We Got to the Moon

Sibert Honor

Exquisite

Sibert Honor

Geisel • Most distinguished contribution to early readers

What about Worms!?

Geisel Honor

Where's Baby?

The Bear in My Family

Geisel Honor

Pura Belpré Author Award • Most distinguished writing that affirms the Latin American experience

Efrén Divided

Belpré Author Award, children's category

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

Belpré Author Honor, children's category

Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Belpré Author Honor, children's category

Furia

Belpré Author Award, teen category

Never Look Back

Belpré Author Honor, teen category

We Are Not from Here

Belpré Author Honor, teen category

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award • Most distinguished illustrations that affirm the Latin American experience

¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat

Belpré Illustration Award

Sharuko

Belpré Illustration Honor

Morris • Most distinguished debut young adult novel

If These Wings Could Fly

Morris Award

Black Girl Unlimited

Morris Finalist

Woven in Moonlight

Morris Finalist

It Sounded Better in My Head

Morris Finalist

The Black Kids

Morris Finalist

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction • Most distinguished contribution to nonfiction for young adults

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Medal

The Cat I Never Named

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

How We Got to the Moon

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

You Call This Democracy?

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

Stonewall • Most distinguished literature about the LGBTQ+ experience

We Are Little Feminists: Families

Stonewall Award

Felix Ever After

Stonewall Honor