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On Monday, February 12th, the ALA Youth Media Award winners were announced, and a few of our favorite novels took home some big awards. Among the biggest winners were Erin Entrada Kelly, whose book, HELLO, UNIVERSE, won the Newbery Medal; Matthew Cordell, whose book, WOLF IN THE SNOW, won the Caldecott Medal; and David Barclay Moore, whose book, THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET, won the Steptoe Author Award. Other books, including CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James, GRAND CANYON, illustrated and written by Jason Chin and LUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar, were also honored. Click here to see the full list of children's winners. If you are interested in the YA winners, click here.

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