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The American Library Association Youth Media Awards are the most prestigious and best known awards given to the creators of literature for young people. The highest of these honors today went to The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, which won the Newbery Medal; and This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, which won the Caldecott Medal. A complete list of the awards can be found at the website of the American Library Association. Congratulations to the outstanding authors, illustrators, publishers, and producers of audio and visual content who were honored today.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler, by John Hendrix
"[F]iction has a unique capacity to bring difficult issues to a broad readership on a personal level, creating empathy in a reader’s heart for the theoretical stranger. Its capacity for invoking moral and social responsibility is enormous."