Caldecott Medal

Caldecott medal 
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2017 Medal Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat," written & illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Jean-Michel Basquiat written & illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

Presents the life of the artist, who was inspired as a child by a book of anatomy given to him by his mother after being injured in a car crash and who went on to become a celebrity in the art world before his early death at twenty-eight.

2017 Honor Books

Leave Me Alone! written and illustrated by Vera Brosgol Freedome in Congo Square illustrated by R. Gregory Chirstie, written by Carole Boston Du Iz Tak illustrated & written by Carson Ellis They All Saw A Cat illustrated & written by Brendan Wenzel