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Children’s Book Committee 2015 Award Winners!

February 11, 2015

The Bank Street Children’s Book Committee is delighted to announce the 2015 Children’s Book Committee Awards.

2015 Josette Frank Award

for Older Readers

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA)

I'll Give You the Sun

for Younger Readers

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin (Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan)

Rain Reign

The Josette Frank 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.

2015 Claudia Lewis Award

for Older Readers

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA)

Brown Girl Dreaming

for Younger Readers

Winter Bees by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Rick Allen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Winter Bees

The Claudia Lewis Award is given for the best poetry book of the year for young readers.

2015 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Candlewick Press)


The Flora Straus Award is given for an information book that serves as an inspiration to young readers.

The awards will be celebrated at Bank Street College on Thursday, March 12th, 2015. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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