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Children's Librarian Tracy Kampa on the 2022 Newbery and Caldecott Book Award Winners

 2022 Caldecott and Newbery Award Books
2022 Caldecott and Newbery Award Books

Children's Librarian Tracy Kampa reviews the 2022 Newbery and Caldecott Children's Book Awards. How well did she do with her picks? A full list of the award winners can be found here.

Here are a few of the winning books of note:

  • The Last Cuentista, written by Donna Barba Higuera, is the 2022 Newbery Medal winner
  • Watercress, illustrated by Jason Chin, is the 2022 Caldecott Medal winner

American Indian Youth Literature Awards winners include:

  • Picture Book: Herizon, written by Daniel W. Vandever [Diné], illustrated by Corey Begay [Diné] and published by South of Sunrise Creative
  • Middle Grade Book: Healer of the Water Monster, written by Brian Young [Diné], cover art by Shonto Begay [Diné] and published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
  • Young Adult Book: Apple (Skin to the Core), written by Eric Gansworth [Onondaga], cover art by Filip Peraić and published by Levine Querido
  • Peggy Flanagan: Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor, by Jessica Engelking [White Earth Band of Ojibwe], illustrated by Tashia Hart [Red Lake Anishinaabe] and published by Minnesota Humanities Center was named a Middle Grade Honor Book
Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.