Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is a British literary award that annually recognises one outstanding new book for children or young adults. (It is the equivalent to America's Newbery Medal.) It is conferred upon the author by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. CILIP calls it "the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing" and says that writers call it "the one they want to win" (quotation marks original).The Medal is named after the Scottish-born American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), who founded more than 2800 libraries in the English-speaking world, including at least one in more than half of British library authorities.
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  • An Important Holiday Message from the Streets

    … saving a seven-year-old child who swam out past a sandbar drop-off during a summer birthday party and swim. I have the Gov. Gen.’s Award for Bravery and the Carnegie Medal my mother won in exchange for her life. These were difficult times in my life, and they weren’t the last ones. As many of you know, 30-odd years later I would battle (and beat…

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