Honors were awarded to
Freedom Over Me, Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life words and pictures by Ashley Bryan
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Dog words by Adam Gitwitz and illustrated by Hatem Aly
I am in the middle of this book right now. Despite being set in 1242 AD in France, it is a book for our times. And it obeys the first rule of dog characters in children's books: the dog is the smartest one!
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
This was one of my two favorite middle grade books from last year. Another story for our times set in Pennsylvania in the early 1940's.