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Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Announced
The 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards have been announced! This award honors books hat encourage children to think socially and globally. The winners include We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade and A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat. The awards ceremony for these honors will occur virtually this year.
Walter Dean Myers Award Announced
The Walter Deans Myers Awards, presented by We Need Diverse Books, have been announced. The winners are Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, and When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, color by Iman Geddy. This ceremony will also occur virtually, emceed by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Get A First Look At Anthony Doerr’s First Novel Since All the Light You Cannot See
If you’re a big fan of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See, then get ready for Cloud Cuckoo Land, a new novel with some serious Cloud Atlas vibes. It follows three connected story lines than span thousands of years: the 1453 siege of Constantinople, present day Idaho, and a space journey hundreds of years in the future. You can check out an excerpt and the cover now, but the book won’t hit shelves until September.