2018 Sakura Medal Shortlist








Water is Water, by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Jason Chin (published by Neal Porter books), is one of only twenty recently published picture books that has been chosen for the 2018 Sakura Medal list in Japan. Congratulations to all the fine authors and illustrators who have been nominated!

During the 2017-2018 school year, students in participating international schools in Japan will read as many of the Sakura books on the list as possible, and in the spring, will cast their votes for their favorite book. The Sakura Medal is one of the few student-selected book award programs and winning authors can be certain that their young readers thoroughly appreciate their literary efforts. If you would like to directly tweet about the award nominees, or show your support for Water is Water specifically, you are welcome to do so using the hashtag: #SakuraMedal2018

For more information on the Sakura Medal program, visit this site.