Writer Bao Phi and Illustrator Thi Bui Win Caldecott Honor for “A Different Pond”

Author and illustrator Thi Bui, left, with her mother, at CAAMFest 2017. Photo by Gabe Chewy.
Thi Bui was featured on a children's book and graphic novels panel at CAAMFest 2017

Congratulations to Bao Phi and Thi Bui on receiving a Caldecott Medal for their children’s book, A Different Pond (Capstone). Phi is the writer of the children’s book and Bui is the illustrator. Phi is an award-winning poet based out of Minneapolis, MN, and Bui is the author and illustrator of The Best We Could Do and is based out of Berkeley, CA.

Bui was a featured panelist on Inside the Mind of a Creator: Sharing History and Culture Through Children’s Books and Graphic Novels at CAAMFest 2017, where she shared free advance readers copies of A Different Pond with attendees.

The Caldecott Medal Honor is one of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards.