The Weekly 411 (1/31/20)

© Andie Tong

Jan. 31, 2020 vol. 5

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Andie Tong.


The ALA winners were announced this week. Here's a complete list of the winners. To celebrate, we are giving away a copy of the Newbery winner (NEW KID, by Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, 2019) and Caldecott winner (THE UNDEFEATED, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander, Versify, 2019)!  

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We are excited to feature illustrator Andie Tong and her new graphic novel, GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY, written by Minh LĂȘ (DC Comics (Jan. 21, 2020). Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature picture book author Charlotte Watson Sherman and her new book BROWN SUGAR BABE (Boyds Mills Press. Feb 04, 2020) Enter to win a copy!

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  2. Having a moment of writer envy. These books are so good. I don't want to give up in the shadows of their greatness. I want to be the New, Undefeated Kid! Congratulations to the winners who inspire us to follow our dreams. - Pamela Ross

  3. I really want to savor Kadir Nelson's beautiful illustrations! My kid loves graphic novels and I want to read New Kid with her. Congrats to this year's winners!

  4. I want to read both! Congratulations!

  5. Kwame Alexander is one of my favorite authors. I always want to have copies of the award winning books in my personal library, so thank you for this chance!

  6. This is great! Thanks for the chance to win these award winners!!

  7. So exciting! I would love to have these in my classroom.

  8. As always this post is so helpful! I am grateful for the chance to win some award winners!

  9. Super exciting that a graphic novel won!

  10. I always look forward to the announcements of the Newbery and Caldecott. Great giveaway!

  11. BROWN SUGAR BABE sounds wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  12. I was excited about the ALA announcements. So great!

  13. This is an amazing giveaway! I'm so glad that The Undefeated won the Caldecott award. Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy of the book!


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