The Outer Cape Mock Caldecott 2021
Join us for our seventh Annual Mock Caldecott!
Every year, the Association of Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Caldecott Medal to the artist(s) of the most distinguished American children’s picture book. Provincetown and Truro Libraries, with the participation of our patrons, mirror this process by choosing a book to honor with our own “mock” Caldecott award. Truro Library patrons and students from Truro Central School chose The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander, as our Mock Caldecott winner of 2020, which was also chosen as the official Caldecott medal winner!
We encourage all of our patrons to participate and become part of the “Mock Caldecott Committee.” You might like to watch this video called Mock Caldecott: How to Choose, which features Barbara Klipper, or look at her slideshow, to review criteria and “points to consider” when making your selection. From there, you can request each of the books from the library along with a physical paper ballot, or download the ebooks (we recommend Overdrive on a computer over Libby on a device, so you can see the two-page spread, but either will work). After enjoying the books, fill out the paper ballot (you can download it here) and drop it off at the library, or use the online ballot available on our website. Voting ends January 16th, 2021 and we will announce our winner on January 19, 2021. The official Caldecott medal winner is announced on January 25, 2021.
Assisted by 2015 Caldecott Committee member and local resident Barbara Klipper, this year we have six books in consideration for the Mock Caldecott: