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Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Medal
Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership. At the end of her rope, Granny is desperate for time alone to finish knitting sweaters for a house filled with dozens of rambunctious children. Brosgol’s expressive watercolor and cartoon art presents a genre-breaking journey taking Granny from the traditional forest setting to the mountains to the moon and beyond. Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and published by Little Bee Books, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Group. As they work throughout the week, slaves look forward to their afternoon of music, hope, and community in Congo Square, New Orleans. Du Iz Tak? A diverse community of anthropomorphic bugs is intrigued by an unfurling sprout. They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel and published by Chronicle Books LLC.

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