The Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The ALA has presented this award since 1922. The 2021 Newbery Medal winner is “When You Trap a Tiger” by Tae Keller.

book cover art of "When you trap a tiger"

When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her Halmoni’s Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal–return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni’s health–Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice…and the courage to face a tiger.

Five Newbery Honor Books were also recognized in 2021.

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team” by Christina Soontornvat

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom” by Carole Boston Weatherford

Fighting Words” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

We Dream of Space” by Erin Entrada Kelly

A Wish in the Dark” by Christina Soontornvat

We have all these titles at the library. Click the link to see if it’s currently available or checked out. No fear if it’s checked out; you can place it on hold!

The Newbery Medal winners are all shelved together in the Junior Fiction section so come take a look. If you need help, just ask at the Information Desk and we’ll take you there.


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Duncanville ISD to Host Spanish-Speaking Drive-Through COVID Vaccination Registration

Duncanville ISD


Duncanville ISD is offering an opportunity for Spanish-speaking members of our community to learn about the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19.

The district is hosting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination registration event on Saturday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Hastings Elementary School (602 W. Center St, Duncanville). Volunteers will be there to help members of the Duncanville ISD community register to receive a vaccine.

The effort is intended to assist members of the Duncanville ISD family who have not registered to be vaccinated because of a lack of information or support.

Last week the district partnered with Parkland Hospital to host two webinars with doctors from Parkland Hospital. In those sessions, the doctors informed district parents and other members of the Hispanic community about COVID-19, the different types of vaccines and encouraged them to register for the vaccine.

The webinar and drive-through registration event are made possible by a partnership with The Concilio. The Fort Worth-based community group aims to increase opportunities for Hispanic families.

También se invita a los miembros hispanohablantes del ISD de Duncanville participar en un evento de inscripción para la vacunación contra COVID-19 con servicio a su automóvil el sábado, 17 de abril, de 9:00 a. m. a 12:00 p. m. en la Escuela Primaria Hastings (602 W. Center St, Duncanville).  Habrá voluntarios para ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad del ISD de Duncanville inscribirse para recibir la vacuna.

For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:

Dallas County Reports 262 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 2:00 pm April 13, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 262 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 152 confirmed cases and 110 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 254,367 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,245 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,727 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.