Newbery awards are given to authors based on their “distinguished contribution to American literature for children” . There is a 23 year gap between this year’s fantasy winner “The Girl Who Drank The Moon” (2017) and science fiction winner “The Giver” (1994). Kharissa and I believe it has to do with the stigmas associated with the science fiction and fantasy genres and the ideologies of parents; especially when dealing with young readers. However, fantasy and science fiction has survived the times, and even flourished in the young adult market. With the return of Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, science fiction and fantasy are as popular as ever. The idea of having superpowers, fighting as a warrior to save Earth or wishing you lived in a world where beasts and creatures walked allows for escapism, but that doesn’t mean readers aren’t learning. Among children, it’s celebrated but Vardell (2014) explains how some adults discourage science fiction and fantasy books because they promote the idea of magic and may distort a reader’s sense of reality (p. 213).