'Laura Dean' Takes Printz Honor
Posted by Brigid Alverson on January 27, 2020 @ 9:03 pm CT
The announcement was made during the ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. While other graphic novels have been Newbery Honor books (for example El Deafo, in 2015, see "Graphic Novel Gets Newbery ‘Honors’"), this is the first time the Newbery Medal has gone to a graphic novel. New Kid also won the Coretta Scott King Author Award, which recognizes an African American author and illustrator of outstanding children’s and YA books.
R. J. Palacio’s White Bird received the Sydney Taylor Award in the middle-grade category. This award recognizes outstanding books that portray the Jewish experience.
Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer and AJ Dungo’s In Waves were among the 10 books that received Alex Awards, which recognize outstanding adult books that appeal to teen readers.
Finally, the audiobook version of Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey Kiddo won the Odyssey Award for best audiobook.
Two Large Monster Sets Planned
October 19, 2020
WizKids is offering more big monsters for the Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts line of upainted fantasy miniatures.