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2019 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners
The Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners for 2019 were announced January 28, 2019.
2019 Caldecott Medal Winner
"Hello Lighthouse," illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall
Masterful ink and watercolor illustrations illuminate the story of a lighthouse and the family inside. Stunning images of the lighthouse in all kinds of weather alternate with views of intimate interior detail and circular motifs. Blackall’s skill with composition, line and close attention to detail have created an exquisite book.
“Children will delight in immersing themselves in the captivating discoveries each new look at Hello Lighthouse will bring,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Mary Fellows.
The official Caldecott Medal page with this year's honor books, and links to previous years' honorees and winners.
2019 Newbery Medal Winner
"Merci Suárez Changes Gears," written by Meg Medina.
Using humor and grace, Merci, a charming and plucky protagonist, cycles through life’s challenges with the support of her intergenerational family. This richly nuanced novel tackles the complexity of navigating a multicultural identity amidst changing family dynamics.
“Meg Medina’s warm and honest novel masterfully depicts one Cuban-American family’s life with authenticity and empathy,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Ellen M. Riordan.
The official Newbery Medal page with this year's honor books, and links to previous years' honorees and winners.