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Book Awards


2019-2020 MCBA Winners

Find these books in the Children’s Department in the High Demand MCBA section.

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America (Book # 1) by Teri Kanefield
Ancient Egypt by Ken Jennings
Ban this Book by Alan Gratz
Betty Before X by Ilyasha Shabazz
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
The Homework Strike by Greg Pincus
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff
Lucky Broken Girl By Ruth Behar
Lucky Enough by Fred Bowen
Maxi’s Secrets: (or What You Can Learn From A Dog) by Lynn Plourde
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Payback on Poplar Lane by Margaret Mincks
The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan
Restart by Gordon Korman
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser


Newbery Award Winner 2019

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Merci Suárez Changes Gears  by Meg Medina

Newbery Honor 2019

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The Night Diary  by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy  by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Caldecott Winner 2019

Hello Lighthouse  by Sophie Blackall

Caldecott Honor 2019

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Alma and How She Got Her Name  by Juana Martinez-Neal

A Big Mooncake for Little Star  by Grace Lin

A Rough Patch  by Brian Lies

Thank You, Omu!  by Oge Mora

Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner 2019

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A Few Drops of Red  by Claire Hartfield

Coretta Scott King Author Honor 2019

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Finding Langston  by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The Parker Inheritance  by Varian Johnson

The Season of Styx Malone  by Kekla Magoon

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Winner 2019

The Stuff of Stars  illustrated by Ekua Holms, written by Marion Dane Bauer

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor 2019

Hidden Figures  illustrated by Laura Freeman, written by Margot Lee

Let the Children March  illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Monica Clark-Robinson

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop  illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award 2019

Tiffany D. Jackson for Monday’s Not Coming

John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award 2019

Oge Mora for Thank You, Omu!

For a complete list of the 2019 award winners, check out the American Library Association webpage.

Interested in seeing more? To browse more nominations visit the Minuteman Book Award List.

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