The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Students are encouraged in grades 3-5 to read Nine Caldecott Award Winning books for an invitation to an Ice Cream Sundae celebration in late April. The form is available in the library.
2017 Medal Winner
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)