Award-Winning Books for Kids, Pt. 2

We’re back with more Children’s books that have recently won awards. Take a look at these winners and special honor books!

Coretta Scott King Author Book Award Winner and Honorees:

New Kid
By Jerry Craft

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
By Kwame Mbalia

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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
By Junauda Petrus

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Look Both Ways
By Jason Reynolds

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Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award Winner and Honorees:

The Undefeated
Written by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated By Kadir Nelson

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Infinite Hope
By Ashley Bryan

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Written by Lupita Nyong’o, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

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The Bell Rang
By James E. Ransome

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Pura Belpré Author Award Winner and Honorees:

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
By Carlos Hernandez

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Lety Out Loud
By Angela Cervantes
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Planting Stories
Written by Anika Aldamuy Denise, Illustrated by Paola Escobar

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The Other Half of Happy
By Rebecca Balcárcel

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Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner and Honorees:

Dancing Hands
Written by Margarita Engle, Illustrated by Rafael López

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Across the Bay
By Carlos Aponte

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My Papi Has a Motorcycle
By Isabel Quintero

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¡Vamos! Let’s Go To The Market
By Raul the Third

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Award-Winning Books for Kids, Pt. 1

Are you looking for a book that’s sure to be a winner with the kids? Take a look at these winners and special honor books written with children in mind.

John Newbery Award Winner and Honorees:

New Kid
By Jerry Craft
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The Undefeated Written
By Kwame Alexander, Illustrated By Kadir Nelson
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Scary Stories for Young Foxes
By Christian McKay Heidicker

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Other Words for Home
By Jasmine Warga
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Genesis Begins Again
By Alicia D. Williams

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Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner and Honorees:

The Undefeated Written
By Kwame Alexander, Illustrated By Kadir Nelson
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Double Bass Blues
Written By Andrea L. Loney, Illustrated By Rudy Gutierrez
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Going Down Home with Daddy
Written by Kelly Starling Lyons, Illustrated By Daniel Minter
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Bear Came Along
Written By Richard T. Morris
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Michael J. Printz Winner and Honorees:

By A.S. King

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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking with Me
By Mariko Tamaki

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Ordinary Hazards
By Nikki Grimes
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The Beast Players
By Nahoko Uehashi

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Where the World Ends
By Gerdaldine McCaughrean

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Black History Month: Music on Hoopla

Did you know that you can stream music for free with Hoopla? Take a moment to celebrate Black History Month by listening to these award-winning and notable albums. Whether it’s pop, rock, rap, soul, or country, these musical stars shine bright.

By Jay-Z
By Prince
By Rihanna
At Last!
By Etta James
Channel ORANGE
By Frank Ocean
Cuz I love You
By Lizzo
By Kendrick Lamar
By The Carters
By Meghan Thee Stallion
Greatest Hits
By The Notorious B.I.G.
By Brittany Howard

By Bob Marley and The Wailers
By Leslie Odom Jr.
Shea Butter Baby
By Ari Lennox
True Believers
By Darius Rucker

Black History Spotlight for Kids and Teens

This February, we want to shine light on the new books highlighting Black heritage and history. Take a look at what’s new in Children and Young Adult literature.

For Children:

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver
By Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta’s moving words and Frank Morrison’s beautiful paintings tell the inspiring life and history of George Washington Carver, from a baby born into slavery to celebrated botanist, scientist, and inventor. His passion and determination are the seeds to this lasting story about triumph over hardship: a tale that begins in a secret garden.

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Hair Love
By Matthew Cherry

Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her — and her hair — happy.

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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
By Vashti Harrison

This beautifully illustrated board book highlights true stories of black men in history. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, lawman Bass Reeves, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin.

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Brave. Black. First.
By Cheryl Willis Hudson

Published in partnership with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, this illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of fifty African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better.

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For Young Adults:

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You
By Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds.

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When You Were Everything
By Ashley Woodfolk

It’s been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla’s friendship imploded. Now Cleo wants to erase every memory, good or bad, that tethers her to her ex-best friend. Despite budding friendships with other classmates–and a raging crush on a gorgeous boy named Dom–Cleo’s turbulent past with Layla comes back to haunt them both.

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New in Nonfiction this February

Ranging from self-help and dating, to history and commentary on race, there’s so many great books available to read at the Pratt. Check them out!

Boys & Sex
By Peggy Orenstein

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Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies
By Tara Schuster

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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It
By Kamal Ravikant

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Me and White Supremacy
By Layla F. Saad

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Supreme Models
By Marcellas Reynolds

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Taking Sexy Back
By Alexandra H. Soloman

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The State Vs. Albert “Prodigy” Johnson
By Prodigy Jonson

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The Toni Morrison Book Club
By Juda Bennet

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Tubman Travels
By Jim Duffy

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Us Against the World
By David and Tamela Mann

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Venus Noire
By Robin Mitchell

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You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time
By Patricia Marx

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