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Award Winning Books for Young Readers


The New Kid by Jerry Craft

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! A graphic novel that tenderly tackles hospitality and issues of race, class and other social nuances. Craft artfully captures the courage it takes to make a friend, and be a friend. 6-8 grade

Stop Bot by James Yang 

Winner of the 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for most distinguished American book for beginning readers.  This adorable book for young readers will be going to school with my son on Wednesday for National Read Aloud Day. K-1st grade

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award  Kwame’s gifted for poetry poured into a powerfully illustrated read for all ages. Grades 3 and up.

The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.   A hilarious family romp across the country that will have you laughing so hard you cry. The Weird Watsons experience America at its best and worst.  Grades 4-8

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