A2: Caldecott Medal

The Detroit Free Press reports that Ann Arbor illustrator Erin Stead has won the Caldecott Medal, a prestigious award for illustrators of an especially distinguished picture book. The book, “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” tells the story of a sick zookeeper and the animals that take care of him; it was written by
Stead’s husband, Philip Stead. The article quotes Erin Stead: “We love books. We have a real reverence for picture books. We met very young and we’ve been talking about them ever since. This has floored us.” [Source]