Thursday, January 22, 2009

As Good As Anybody, Indeed!

This just in:
"As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom," (reviewed in the previous post) has been awarded the prestigious Sydney Taylor Award Gold Medal from the Association of Jewish Libraries, and “A is for Abraham,” was awarded the Silver Medal. This is the first time in the award's 41-year history that one author has been honored with their top two awards. The Sydney Taylor Award is the most coveted award for writers of Jewish children's literature. Isaac Bashevis Singer was the first award recipient.
Congratulations to Richard Michelson and the illustrator Raul Colon!


Kelly said...

How wonderful for the author/illustrator! You saw a winner when you posted that book earlier this week!

Anonymous said...

I love when you can spot an award winner even before the ceremony and sticker. What a beautiful book!

reventon said...

looks like a must read