I don't have a new Michigander Monday profile for you today. But there is some great Michigan-related kidlit news, if you haven't already heard it: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin Stead and written by Philip Stead, took the prestigious Caldecott Medal at the 2011 American Library Association Youth Media Awards. To learn more about the book, click here. To see a little of Erin Stead's process of creating the art, click here.
Another Michigan name on the ALA Awards list is Nic Bishop, photographer for the book Kakapo Rescue, which was awarded the Sibert Medal.
If anyone recognizes any of the other award winners as being from the Mitten state, give a holler and I'll add them to this post.
Congratulations to all of the ALA Youth Media Award Winners!