J.D. has a big problem--it's the night before the start of third grade and his mom has just given him his first and worst home haircut. When the steady stream of insults from the entire student body of Douglass Elementary becomes too much for J.D., he takes matters into his own hands and discovers that, unlike his mom, he's a genius with the clippers. His work makes him the talk of the town and brings him enough hair business to open a barbershop from his bedroom.
The ALA award announcements are always so exciting! Every year there is speculation about which books will take home the highest honors and then the day finally comes!
Here is the full list of ALA 2021 Youth Media Awards (and honors):
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Newbery Honor Books: