LITERATURE & BOOKS
Alice Belgray, Chair, Bank Street
Book Committee Gives Annual Awards
The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education recently honored these five books and authors.
The 2008 Josette Frank Award
This award is given each year to honor a book or books of outstanding literary merit in which children or young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties in their world and grow emotionally and morally. The prize to the author of the award books has been generously provided by The Florence L. Miller Memorial Fund.
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, (Feiwel and Friends)
The 2008 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award
This award is given for a nonfiction book or books that serves as an inspiration to young readers.
Ballerina Dreams by Lauren Thompson, photos by James Estrin, (Feiwel and Friends)
Who Was First? Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman, (Clarion Books)
The 2008 Claudia Lewis Award
This award is given for the best poetry book or books of the year for young readers.
Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by Polly Dunbar, (Candlewick Press)
This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, (Houghton Mifflin)