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.
2017 Medal Winner
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
An epic fantasy about Luna, a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Luna must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her in order to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known.