This is huge news friends, HUGE! The children’s picture book Last stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña won this year. Now why is this such big news? Well it is the first time since they have been awarding the Newberry Medal that it has gone to a picture book! And well they started handing out this award in 1921!
The Newberry Medal Award is a children’s literature award given out by the Association for Library Service to Children and usually the award goes to a middle grades book. SO this is just an amazing thing for children’s picture books. A huge honor.
The other amazing thing about this book is it has also won the Caldecott Medal which is awarded to the most distinguished picture book in America.
So run, do not walk to your library or book store (or amazon!) and grab yourself a copy of this amazing book