The American Library Association announced on Sunday their chosen award winners for 2017. It comes as no surprise that The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City won the Excellence in Nonfiction Medal. The Caldecott Medal, awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children, went to Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe. This title also won the Coretta Scott King illustrator Award. The John Newbery Medal, awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, was presented to The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill. The Coretta Scott King Author Award went to the congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis’ March: Book Three. When you are finished reading these, check out the runner-ups (the other finalists and honor books) here. They are well worth reading.