Monday, January 23, 2006

Children's Book Awards 2006

I normally try to keep work off of this blog - since I keep hearing about people getting fired and having their entire lives ruined because of stuff that they write on their blog, but my company has had a very good day today, and I figure that the successes are an okay thing to share.

Therefore, I am pleased to announce that two LEE & LOW titles were chosen as Honor books in the 2006 book award announcements, which were announced today. The first, "Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan" was chosen as an Honor for the Coretta Scott King Award (for African American children's literature). The second, "Arrorro mi nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games" was chosen as an Honor for the Pura Belpre Award (for Latino children's literature).

It's not easy to win these awards - and while we have gotten Honor books before for both of these awards, it's actually our third time winning each. And it's been seven or eight years since we last won the CSK. So three cheers for LEE & LOW BOOKS today!


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