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AuthorTae Keller
CountryUnited States
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
January 28, 2020
AwardsNewbery Medal (2021)

When You Trap a Tiger is a 2020 children's book by Tae Keller. The novel tells the story of a biracial girl, Lily, who learns about her heritage when her family moves in with Lily's Korean grandmother.[1] The book was well received and won the 2021 Newbery Medal.[2][3]


  1. ^ "When You Trap a Tiger". Kirkus Reviews. September 29, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Harris, Elizabeth A. (January 25, 2021). "Tae Keller Wins Newbery Medal for 'When You Trap a Tiger'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Yorio, Kara (January 25, 2021). "Children's Publishing World Reacts to Michaela Goade's History-Making Caldecott Medal, Rest of the YMA Winners". School Library Journal. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
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New Kid
Newbery Medal recipient
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