Congratulations to Kelly Barnhill and Algonquin Young Publishers! Barnhill's THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON has been named the 2017 Newbery Medal winner!
The Newbery Medal is the highest U.S. award in children's literature, awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) for the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature.
In this New York Times bestselling epic fantasy, a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon must unlock the dangerous magic buried deep inside. This critically acclaimed novel for middle-graders has been named a Best Book of 2016 by: Entertainment Weekly, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library, Amazon, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.