Michaela Goade Becomes First Native American To Win Caldecott Medal

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Michaela Goade Becomes First Native American To Win Caldecott Medal
Goade is a member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes in Southeast Alaska.
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The American Library Association has awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal to a Native American for the first time.

Michaela Goade won the prestigious award for best children's picture story. 

She illustrated Carole Lindstrom's book called "We Are Water Protectors." 

It's a call for environmental protection as a response to the planned construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through Standing Rock Sioux territory.

Goade is a member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes in Southeast Alaska.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.