Sophie Blackall has won the Caldecott Medal for her incredible ode to lighthouses and the extraordinary lives of lighthouse keepers and their families. Blackall has illustrated such a broad range of books for children, including a board book featuring a GLBT family, the chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, and picture books about wild boars who go out to dinner, an only child who wishes she had a sibling, and her first Caldecott Medal-winning title, Finding Winnie. If you’re curious about what it means to an author/illustrator to win such a prestigious award, check out this video of Blackall from 2016, when she won her first Caldecott Medal.
Keeping the light on
Posted by Karen L on January 29, 2019