2021 Caldecott Winners

by Karen Walch | Sep 13, 2021

Beautifully illustrated books to enjoy yourself and share with a child.

Caldecott Winner
We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade.

This is the story of our responsibility to protect the earth and the water within the earth. When a black snake threatens to destroy the water supply, water protectors step up to protect the earth.

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Caldecott Honor book
Me and Mama
by Cozbi A Cabrera.

"I want to be everywhere Mama is." This book celebrates a mother daughter relationship as a mother and her young daughter spend a rainy day together.

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Caldecott Honor book
Cat Man of Aleppo
by Karim Shimsi-Basha and Irene Latham, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.

Alaa Aljaleel, an ambulance driver in Aleppo, Syria, stays behind in his country, even when it goes to war. He is concerned about all the abandoned cats and starts buying them food. Word spreads and donations come in from all around the world. Alaa builds a sanctuary for cats and is even able to provide a playground for children and a well for the people in Aleppo.

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Caldecott Honor book
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart
by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Noa Denmon.

This book explores a young black boy's emotions throughout the year from joy and exuberance to sorrow anger when the community is wounded by a police shooting.

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