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CRC Reads: February 2022

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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

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Cuentista

Newbery Medal

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Too Bright to See

Newbery Honor

Watercress by Andrea Wang

Watercress

Newbery Honor

Caldecott • Most distinguished illustrations in picture book for children

Watercress by Andrea Wang

Watercress

Caldecott Medal

Mel fell by Carey R. Tabor

Mel Fell

Caldecott Honor

Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable

Caldecott Honor

Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer

Wonder Walkers

Caldecott Honor

Printz • Most distinguished contribution to young adult literature

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

Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable

Coretta Scott King Author Medal

Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home Is Not a Country

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi

The People Remember

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

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

Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Nina by Traci N. Todd

Nina

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Soul Food Sunday by Winsome Bingham

Soul Food Sunday

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree

We Wait for the Sun

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Sibert • Most distinguished contribution to nonfiction text for children

Fallout by Steve Sheinkin

Fallout

Sibert Honor

The Great Stink by Colleen Paeff

The Great Stink

Sibert Honor

Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable

Sibert Honor

We Are Still Here! by Traci Sorell

We Are Still Here!

Sibert Honor

Geisel • Most distinguished contribution to early readers

Fox at Night by Corey R. Tabor

Fox at Night

Geisel Medal

Unlikely Friends by Norm Feuti

Beak and Ally #1: Unlikely Friends

Geisel Honor

I Hop by Joe Cepeda

I Hop

Geisel Honor

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

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Cuentista

Belpré Author Award, Children's Category

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

Belpré Author Honor, Children's Category

Child of the Flower-Song People by Gloria Amescua

Child of the Flower-Song People

Belpré Author Honor, Children's Category

Coqui in the City by Nomar Perez

Coquí in the City

Belpré Author Honor, Children's Category

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe

Belpré Author Award, Teen Category

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun

Belpré Author Honor, Teen Category

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

Belpré Author Honor, Teen Category

Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson

Where I Belong

Belpré Author Honor, Teen Category

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

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge by Raúl the Third

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge

Belpré Illustration Award

Boogie Boogie, Y'all by C.G. Esperanza

Boogie Boogie, Y'all

Belpré Illustration Honor

Bright Star by Yuyi Morales

Bright Star

Belpré Illustration Honor

Coqui in the City by Nomar Perez

Coquí in the City

Belpré Illustration Honor

May Your Life Be Deliciosa by Michael Genhart

May Your Life Be Deliciosa

Belpré Illustration Honor

Morris • Most distinguished debut young adult novel

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Ace of Spades

Morris Finalist

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

Me (Moth)

Morris Finalist

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

What Beauty There Is

Morris Finalist

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

Ambushed by Gail Jarrow

Ambushed!

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Medal

Black Birds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert

Black Birds in the Sky

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers by Don Brown

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

The Woman All Spies Fear by Amy Butler Greenfield

The Woman All Spies Fear

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

Stonewall • Most distinguished literature about the LGBTQ+ experience

Too Bright To See by Kyle Lukoff

Too Bright to See

Stonewall Award

Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow

Almost Flying

Stonewall Honor

Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate

Grandad's Camper

Stonewall Honor