Award Winners

The Newbery Medal

Established in 1922, the Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for the most distinguished work of literature.

2021 Winner

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

 

The Caldecott Medal

Established in 1938, the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2021 Winner

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom


 

Coretta Scott King Awards

Established in 1971, the Coretta Scott King Awards are awarded by the American Library Association to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult books. These books demonstrate an appreciation for African American culture and the African American experience.

2021 Author Winner

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

 

2020 Illustrator Winner

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison

 

Nutmeg Award (for Intermediate Level: Grades 4-6)
Nutmeg Award (for Elementary Level: Grades 2-4)

Established in 1993 by the Connecticut Library Association, the Nutmeg Award winner is selected annually by Connecticut students. Award winners demonstrate quality literature, with a focus on strong character development; a well-constructed plot; and appropriate language.

2020 Winner (Intermediate)

Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

 

2020 Winner (Elementary)

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

 

National Book Award

Established in 1996, the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is awarded by the National Book Foundation for outstanding literature for children by a US citizen.

2020 Winner

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender