NEW YORK (AP) — Illustrator Michaela Goade grew to become the primary Native American to win the celebrated Randolph Caldecott Medal for greatest kids’s image story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors.”
Tae Keller’s “When You Entice a Tiger” gained the John Newbery Medal for the excellent kids’s ebook general of 2020.
Jacqueline Woodson, whose earlier honors embody a Nationwide Guide Award, gained her third Coretta Scott King Award for greatest work by a Black writer for “Earlier than the Ever After.” And a tribute to Aretha Franklin, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” obtained the King award for greatest illustration. The ebook was written by Carole Boston Weatherford, with photos by Frank Morrison.
The awards had been introduced Monday by the American Library Affiliation.
Goade is a member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes in Southeast Alaska. “We Are Water Protectors,” written by Carole Lindstrom, is a name for environmental safety that was conceived in response to the deliberate building of the Dakota Entry Pipeline via Standing Rock Sioux territory.
Keller, who was raised in Hawaii and now lives in New York, drew upon Korean folklore for “When You Entice a Tiger,” during which a younger woman explores her previous. Keller’s work additionally was named the yr’s greatest Asian/Pacific American literature.
The Newbery medal was established in 1922, the Caldecott in 1937. Goade is the primary Native American to win in both class.
Daniel Nayeri’s “The whole lot Unhappy Is Unfaithful (a real story)” gained the Michael L. Printz Award for greatest younger grownup novel, and Mildred D. Taylor, recognized for “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” amongst different works, was given a “Literature Legacy” award.
Kekla Magoon, who has written or co-written “X: A Novel” and “How It Went Down,” gained a lifetime achievement award for younger grownup books.
Ernesto Cisneros’ “Efrén Divided” gained the Pura Belpré prize for excellent Latinx writer. Raul Gonzalez’s “Vamos! Let’s Go Eat” obtained the Belpré award for illustration. The Stonewall Guide Award for greatest LGBT literature was given to Archaa Shrivastav for “We Are Little Feminists: Households.”
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