Book Lists – American Library Association (ALA)

Caldecott Medal Winners & Honor Books - 2021
Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

Medal Winner

  • We Are Water Protectors, illustrated by Michaela Goade, written by Carole Lindstrom (Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings)

Honor Books

  • A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart, illustrated by Noa Denmon, written by Zetta Elliott, and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group
  • The Cat Man of Aleppo, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, written by Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  • Me & Mama, illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  • Outside In, illustrated by Cindy Derby, written by Deborah Underwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books - 2021
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Medal Winner

  • When You Trap a Tiger, written by Tae Keller (Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House)

Honor Books

  • All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, written by Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick Press)
  • BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood (Candlewick Press)
  • Fighting Words, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  • We Dream of Space, written by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly and Celia Krampien (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • A Wish in the Dark, written by Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick Press)