Awards season has begun as the ALA has announced the winner of the Newbery Award for 2018, Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Hello, Universe is a lovely tale of four sixth graders whose lives mysteriously intersect on one fateful afternoon. Click here for a brief video intro from the author.
Newbery Honors went out to Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, and Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. For the first time ever, all four Newbery books were written by authors of color.
Here is a complete list of the 2018 awards.