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Children’s Book Committee 2014 Award Winners!

January 31, 2014

The Bank Street Children’s Book Committee announces the winners of its Children’s Book Awards for 2014.

2014 Josette Frank Award:
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
rose-under-fire

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.

2014 Claudia Lewis Award:
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
what-the-heart-knows

This award is given for the best poetry book of the year for young readers.

2014 Flora Straus Award:
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)
brave-girl

This award is given for a nonfiction book that serves as an inspiration to young readers.

The awards will be celebrated at Bank Street College on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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