This year’s Carnegie Medal, awarded for an outstanding book for children, has been won by authorBuffalo Soldier, which is based on the true story of former slave Cathy Williams, who is the only known African-American to have enlisted in the American Army disguised as a man. Her true identity was not discovered until three years later.
You can find this book and other titles on the Carnegie shortlist in the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries.
The Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded for an outstanding illustrated book for children, has been won by author and illustrator William Grill for Shackleton's Journey. Like Buffalo Soldier, the book draws upon true historical events, namely Ernest Shackleton's epic crossing of Antarctica in 1914.