The Newbery award went to... The Crossover by Kwame Alexander!
Which was also recognized with a Coretta Scott King author honor award
You'll find the guide for this book here.
In the 83 years of Newbery history, the award has gone to a book of poetry FOUR times (A Visit to William Blake’s Inn, Joyful Noise, Out of the Dust, and Good Masters! Sweet Ladies), so it's especially exciting to see a book of POETRY get this recognition.
- Coretta Scott King Author Award
- Sibert Honor Award
To reiterate, the Coretta Scott King Author award went to Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.
Coretta Scott King author honor awards went to:
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson