Resources for Award-winning Books and Authors of 2017

Get to know the latest award-winning books with exclusive primary source recordings that introduce students to authentic writing and research processes. Ready-to-use instructional materials are also available.

Beyond the 15 awards featured below, explore resources for all of the recent award winners from the United States and Canada.

Listen to Kelly Barnhill, 2017 Newbery Medal Winner
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill

Listen to Kelly Barnhill discuss The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Algonquin)


All Newbery Award resources

Listen to Javaka Steptoe, 2017 Caldecott Medal Winner and Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner
Radiant Child

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Javaka Steptoe

Javaka Steptoe

Listen to Javaka Steptoe discuss Radiant Child (Little, Brown)


All Caldecott Award resources
All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources

Enjoy March: Book Three, 2017 Printz Award Winner and winner of 5 other major book awards
March: Book Three

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

John LewisAndrew AydinNate Powell

Read March: Book Three (Top Shelf) with this exclusive vocabulary list, co-created with Vocabulary.com.


All Printz Award resources
All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources
All Sibert Informational Book Medal resources
All YALSA Nonfiction Award resources
All National Book Award resources
All Walter Dean Myers Award resources

Listen to Ashley Bryan, 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree and Newbery Honoree
Freedom Over Me

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan

Listen to Ashley Bryan discuss Freedom Over Me (Simon & Schuster)


All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources
All Newbery Medal resources

Listen to Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, 2017 Sibert Book Award Honorees
Giant Squid

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Candace Fleming Eric Rohmann

Listen to Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann discuss Giant Squid (Macmillan)


All Sibert Informational Book Award resources

Listen to Juana Medina, 2017 Pura Belpré Award Winner
Juana & Lucas

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina

Juana Medina

Listen to Juana Medina discuss Juana & Lucas (Candlewick)


All Pura Belpré Award resources

Listen to Robin Stevenson, 2017 Stonewall Award Honoree
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson

Robin Stevenson

Listen to Robin Stevenson discuss Pride (Orca)


All Stonewall Book Award resources

Listen to Laurie Keller, 2017 Geisel Award Winner
We Are Growing!

We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller

Listen to Laurie Keller discuss We Are Growing! (Disney-Hyperion)


All Theodore Seuss Geisel Award resources

Listen to Jason Reynolds, 2017 Schneider Award Winner and Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree
As Brave As You

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

Laurie Ann Thompson

Listen to Jason Reynolds discuss As Brave As You (Simon & Shuster)


All Schneider Family Book Award resources
All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources

Listen to Erin Entrada Kelly, 2017 Asian/Pacific American Award Winner
The Land of Forgotten Girls

The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly

Listen to Erin Entrada Kelly discuss The Land of Forgotten Girls (HarperCollins)


All Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature resources

Listen to Melissa Sweet, 2017 Orbis Pictus Award Winner
Calvin

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

Listen to Melissa Sweet discuss Some Writer! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


All Orbis Pictus Award resources

Listen to Kenneth C. Davis, 2017 YALSA Nonfiction Award Finalist
In the Shadow of Liberty:  The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis

Listen to Kenneth C. Davis discuss In the Shadow of Liberty (Macmillan)


All YALSA Nonfiction Award resources

Listen to Kenneth Oppel, 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award Winner, Monica Hughes Award Finalist, and TD Children's Literature Finalist
The Nest

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel

Listen to Kenneth Oppel discuss The Nest (Simon & Schuster)


All Book of the Year for Children Award resources
All Monica Hughes Award resources
All TD Canadian Children's Literature Award resources

Listen to François Thisdale, 2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award Winner
Missing Nimama

Missing Nimama illustrated by François Thisdale

François Thisdale

Listen to François Thisdale discuss Missing Nimama (Clockwise)


All TD Canadian Children's Literature resources

Listen to Martine Leavitt, 2016 Governor General's Literary Award Winner
Calvin

Calvin by Martine Leavitt

Martine Leavitt

Listen to Martine Leavitt discuss Calvin (Groundwood)


All Governor General's Literary Award resources

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