Some of the winners that were announced at the 2017 ALA awards presentation today!
Elementary - Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.
Winner of the Pura Belpre Author Award
FIC MED @ the library
Middle School - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, whomust unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.
Winner of the Newbery Award
ebook @ the Library
High School - Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Life has just become very complicated for seventeen-year-old Katie; her father walked out a year ago, her mother is stressed out, her brother is a "special needs" teenager, and she is caring for the maternal grandmother she has never met, who is suffering from Alzheimer's--and Katie has a secret of her own that she cannot reveal.
An honor book for the Stonewall Award
FIC DOW @ the Library