When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people’s water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.
When I first read this beautiful picture book last summer, I knew it would be a contender to win this year’s Caldecott Medal, a medal 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.
“Michaela Goade’s vivid, swirling watercolors capture the sacredness of water and amplify Carole Lindstrom’s passionate call to action and celebration of Indigenous ancestry and community.”
We Are Water Protectors is a special book. Congratulations illustrator Michaela Goade, as well as author Carole Lindstrom, and publisher Roaring Brook Press on a well-deserved win!
“Michaela Goade’s semi-translucent color palette beautifully bathes every page with powerful illustrations,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Annisha Jeffries.
For more information about We Are Water Protectors, as well as the four Caldecott Honor winners (pictured below), and the winners of the other Association for Library Service to Children awards, such as the Newbery Medal, please visit the ALSC website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.
Congratulations 2021Caldecott Honor winners!