Caldecott and Newbery Awards 2020

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The John Newbery Medal award is for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.  Enjoy reading one of 2020's award winner or try a Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. Enjoy!


Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham
Description: An assortment of animals living separate lives discover they need each other when they have a chance encounter on a river.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Kelly Starling Lyons, Daniel Minter
Description: Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.
Call Number: E Lyo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Ashley Bryan
Description: "Artist Ashley Bryan's experience as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Jason Reynolds, Heather Alicia Simms, Chris (Christopher Eugene) Chalk, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo
Description: Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and weaves them into one funny, poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Jerry Craft
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison
Description: When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.
Call Number: E Nyo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
James Ransome
Description: A slave family is distressed when they discover their son Ben has run away.
Call Number: E Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez
Description: After school orchestra practice, young Nic carries his double bass through rough neighborhoods to his grandfather's home, where he and Grandaddy Nic play jazz music with friends, delighting the neighbors.
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Junauda Petrus
Description: "Trinidad. Sixteen-year-old Audre is despondent, having just found out she's going to be sent to live in America with her father because her strictly religious mother caught her with her secret girlfriend, the pastor's daughter. Audre's grandmother Queenie (a former dancer who drives a white convertible Cadillac and who has a few secrets of her own) tries to reassure her granddaughter that she won't lose her roots, not even in some place called Minneapolis. Sixteen-year-old Mabel is lying on her bed, staring at the ceiling and trying to figure out why she feels the way she feels--about her ex Terrell, about her girl Jada and that moment they had in the woods, and about the vague feeling of illness that's plagued her all summer. Mabel's reverie is cut short when her father announces that his best friend and his just-arrived-from-Trinidad daughter are coming for dinner. Mabel quickly falls hard for Audre and is determined to take care of her as she tries to navigate an American high school. But their romance takes a turn when test results reveal exactly why Mabel has been feeling low-key sick all summer and suddenly it's Audre who is caring for Mabel as she faces a deeply uncertain future." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
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Bear Came Along
Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham
E Mor
Sulwe
Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison
E Nyo
Going Down Home With Daddy
Kelly Starling Lyons, Daniel Minter
E Lyo
The Bell Rang
James Ransome
E Ran
Infinite Hope : A Black Artist's Journey From World War Ii To Peace
Ashley Bryan
JB Bry
The Double Bass Blues
Andrea J. Loney, Rudy Gutierrez
E Lon
Look Both Ways [Audiobook] : A Tale Told In Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Heather Alicia Simms, Chris (Christopher Eugene) Chalk, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo
J FIC Rey
The Stars And The Blackness Between Them
Junauda Petrus
YA FIC Pet
New Kid
Jerry Craft