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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION : AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The American Library Association (ALSC) recognizes excellence in children's books by bestowing awards to authors, illustrators, and others each year.

2016 SIBERT HONOR AWARD

DROWNED CITY:  HURRICANE KATRINA AND NEW ORLEANS

Author and Illustrator:  Don Brown

A swirl of unremarkable wind leaves Africa…” and makes its way to what will become the drowned city of New Orleans. Simple black ink lines and dramatic watercolors pull readers into the deep water. Heroes surface, and people find courage, but much in this exceptional graphic novel is about incompetence, racism, and the resilience of the people of the Crescent City.

2016 SIBERT HONOR AWARD

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM:  MY STORY OF THE 1965 SELMA VOTING RIGHTS MARCH

Author:  Lynda Blackmon Lowery

As Told To:  Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley
 
By the time I was fifteen years old, I had been in jail nine times.” So begins Lowery’s highly personal account of the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Revealing a dramatic story with diverse visual images, this heroic tale gives voice to activists participating in Civil Rights history.