Newbery Medal 2020

Most distnguidshed contribution to American literature for children

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Author: Jerry Craft
2020 Newbery Medal - Winner

After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds.

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Author: Christian McKay Heidicker
2020 Newbery Medal - Honor

A collection of eight connected stories that follows a group of fox kits as they fight to survive in an unforgiving wilderness

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Author: Alacia Williams
2020 Newbery Medal - Honor

Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.

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Author: Jasmine Warga
2020 Newbery Medal - Honor

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

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Author: Kwame Alexander
2020 Newbery Medal - Honor

The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.