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2016 Newbery, Caldecott awards honor best children’s books

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Winners of Newbery, Caldecott, Printz and other prestigious awards were announced

Matt de la Peña is the first Latino author to win the Newbery

CNN —  

The winners of the 2016 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King and other prestigious youth media awards were announced Monday morning by the American Library Association.

Matt de la Peña is the first Latino author to win the Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children’s literature for his book “Last Stop on Market Street,” illustrated by Christian Robinson.

The book tells the story of CJ’s bus ride with his grandma, the child noting the economic differences he sees along the way and Gr