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Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 2021 Medal Winner When You Trap a Tiger, written by Tae Keller, published by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House. This masterpiece of magical realism is an evocative story of love, loss, and hope that brings Korean folklore to life. 2021 Honor Books All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, written by Christina Soontornvat, published by Candlewick Press. BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood, and published by Candlewick Press. A Wish in the Dark, written by Christina Soontornvat, published by Candlewick Press.
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