“I’m so terribly shocked and shocked,” Luqman-Dawson advised KidsPost after the announcement. “The perfect feeling is that hopefully ‘Freewater’ will give academics, dad and mom and particularly youngsters a brand new approach of speaking about historical past, [about] the horrible hardship of slavery — and in addition the resistance to it, the energy and love of Black folks again then.”
The ebook grew out of the creator’s analysis into how real-life escapees have been capable of survive on this harmful Southern swamp, Luqman-Dawson told KidsPost in an interview in February. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.
“Freewater” additionally acquired the Coretta Scott King Award, which honors books by Black authors that present “appreciation of African American tradition and common human values.”
The American Library Affiliation additionally selected runners-up, or Newbery Honor books: “Iveliz Explains It All,” by Andrea Beatriz Arango; “The Last Mapmaker,” by Christina Soontornvat; and “Maizy Chen’s Last Chance,” by Lisa Yee. Yee’s novel additionally gained the Asian/Pacific American Award for Youngsters’s Literature. Soontornvat’s ebook was featured in the 2022 KidsPost Summer Book Club.
The group awarded the Caldecott Medal for finest photos in a ebook to “Hot Dog,” which was written and illustrated by Doug Salati. It’s a few canine and his human companion who commerce their scorching metropolis for a refreshing day on the seashore.
Caldecott Honor awards went to “Ain’t Burned All the Bright,” illustrated by Jason Griffin, written by Jason Reynolds; “Berry Song,” illustrated and written by Michaela Goade; “Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement,” illustrated by Janelle Washington, written by Angela Pleasure; and “Knight Owl,” illustrated and written by Christopher Denise.
Washington, D.C.-based creator Reynolds additionally gained the Margaret A. Edwards Award, which celebrates an creator whose books contribute vastly to teen literature. Reynolds’s “Stuntboy, in the Meantime” acquired the Odyssey Award for finest audiobook.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational E book Medal for finest nonfiction ebook was awarded to “Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration,” by Elizabeth Partridge, illustrated by Lauren Tamaki.
“Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice” acquired Coretta Scott King creator and illustrator honors and the award for excellence in nonfiction for teenagers. The graphic memoir was written by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile.
The American Library Affiliation introduced these and different awards Monday morning at its midwinter convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discover extra concerning the youth literature winners at ala.unikron.com.