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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

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Newbery Award Winner 2020

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New Kid written and illustrated by Jerry Craft

Newbery Honor 2020

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Caldecott Winner 2020

The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander

Caldecott Honor 2020

Bear Came Along illustrated by LeUyen Pham, written by Richard T. Morris

Double Bass Blues illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, written by Andrea J. Loney

Going Down Home with Daddy illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons

Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner 2020

New Kid book cover

New Kid written and illustrated by Jerry Craft

Coretta Scott King Author Honor 2020

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Winner 2020

The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor 2020

The Bell Rang illustrated and written by James E. Ransome

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan

Sulwe illustrated by Vashti Harrison, written by Lupito Nyon’o

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award 2020

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Alicia D. Williams for Genesis Begins Again

John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award 2020

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April Harrison for What is Given from the Heart, written by Patricia C. McKissack

For a complete list of the 2020 award winners, please visit the American Library Association webpage.

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

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