CHRISTOPHER MYERS ACCEPTS THE 2019 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE LEGACY AWARD FOR HIS FATHER, WALTER DEAN MYERS
Walter Dean Myers is the posthumous recipient of the 2019 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
“ONLY THE LIVING CAN MAKE THE WORLD BETTER. LIVE AND MAKE IT BETTER.” JEROME, ‘GHOST BOYS’
2019 JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR OLDER READERS
Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today’s world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN YOU WALK INTO A ROOM AND NO ONE THERE IS QUITE LIKE YOU. WHAT WILL YOU DO?
2019 JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR YOUNGER READERS
You’ll face this in your life someday,
my mother will tell us
over and over again.
A moment when you walk into a room and
no one there is like you.
It’ll be scary sometimes.
Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Broadening outlook to appreciate a variety of cultures
Illustrated by Rafael López
POINTS OF ENTRY: WRITERS ON THE BORDER
PEN America members are sharing reflections on the crisis surrounding the treatment of immigrants, asylum seekers, and those living in the United States without documentation. As we learn more about the conditions in immigration detention centers and as the federal government threatens mass deportations, these writers give expression to the sadness, anger, and despair engendered by the experiences of those seeking sanctuary in our country.
From Joseph Bruchac, poet, novelist, and short story writer “Kulipaio” (Welcome)