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The 2014 Irma Black Award and Cook Prize Ceremony: A Photo-Essay

May 23, 2014

A great time was had by all in Tabas Auditorium on Thursday morning, May 22!

President Elizabeth Dickey (r.) greets Maggie Bradley, wife of Don Cook (for whom, together with Michael Cook, the Cook Prize is dedicated).

President Elizabeth Dickey (r.) greets Maggie Bradley, wife of Don Cook (for whom, together with Michael Cook, the Cook Prize is dedicated).

President Elizabeth Dickey and Alexis Wright, Dean of Children's Programs, chat with Connie Black Engle (daughter of Irma S. and James H. Black, for whom the Irma Black Award is named) and Connie's husband, Earl Engle (l. to r.).

President Elizabeth Dickey and Alexis Wright, Dean of Children’s Programs, chat with Connie Black Engle (daughter of Irma S. and James H. Black, for whom the Irma Black Award is named) and Connie’s husband, Earl Engle (l. to r.).

Keynote speakers Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, co-authors of Battle Bunny, and also both previous Irma Black Award honorees, bring the house down.

Keynote speakers Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, co-authors of Battle Bunny, and also both previous Irma Black Award honorees, bring the house down.

Peachtree publisher Margaret Quinlin accepts an Irma Black Honor on behalf of author Julie Middleton and artist Russell Ayto, creators of Are the Dinosaurs, Dead, Dad?

Peachtree publisher Margaret Quinlin accepts an Irma Black Honor on behalf of author Julie Middleton and artist Russell Ayto, creators of Are the Dinosaurs, Dead, Dad?

Lenore Jennewein accepts an Irma Black Honor for her book Chick-O-Saurus Rex, illustrated by her husband, Daniel Jennewein.

Lenore Jennewein accepts an Irma Black Honor for her book Chick-O-Saurus Rex, illustrated by her husband, Daniel Jennewein.

Author Bil Lepp (l.) and artist David T. Wenzel (r.) accept an Irma Black Honor for their book The King of Little Things.

Author Bil Lepp (l.) and artist David T. Wenzel (r.) accept an Irma Black Honor for their book The King of Little Things.

Author Sara Levine leads the group in a game of "Simon Says" to point out everything from hips to phalanges for her Cook Prize Honor book Bone by Bone.

Author Sara Levine leads the group in a game of “Simon Says” to point out everything from hips to phalanges for her Cook Prize Honor book Bone by Bone.

Deborah Heiligman, author of the Cook Prize Winner, The Boy Who Loved Math, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, discussed the seeds of the book and how she conducted her research.

Deborah Heiligman, author of the Cook Prize Winner, The Boy Who Loved Math, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, discussed the seeds of the book and how she conducted her research.

Mac Barnett, Connie Black Engle, and Jon Scieszka after the ceremony.

Mac Barnett, Connie Black Engle, and Jon Scieszka after the ceremony.

What a line-up!

What a line-up!

Photos by Cheryl Simon

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