Newbery Medal

This combination of photos shows "New Kid" by Jerry Craft, a graphic novel about a 7th grader's struggle to adjust to a private school with little diversity, left, and “The Undefeated,” by Kadir Nelson, a poetic tribute to African American history, featuring the words of Kwame Alexander. Craft's “New Kid," won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book. Nelson won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. (Quill Tree Books, left,/Versify via AP)
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January 27, 2020 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Craft's “New Kid," a graphic novel about a 7th grader's struggle to adjust to a private school with little diversity, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book. “New Kid” also received the Coretta Scott King Award for an outstanding work by an African...
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This cover image released by Candlewick Press shows "Merci Suárez Changes Gears," by Meg Medina, which won the John Newbery Medal. (Candlewick Press via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears," the story of a Florida sixth grader's struggles at school and at home, has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse," in which the natural world is...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, told The Associated...
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