The Schneider Family Book Awards "is donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider, and honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards are presented for the best Teen, Middle School and Children’s Book. The American Library Association administers the Awards, and each recipient receives $5000 and a framed plaque. Winners are announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting."
And why do I mention this?
Because yours truly (um, that means ME) is on this year's Award Committee!
More information can be found at the ALA website.
Want to know about nominating books? Here is the Application/Nomination Form; click through and you'll see it has its own process and procedure.
Past winners are here.
So, yes, that means I'm going to Boston in January. See you there!
© Elizabeth Burns of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy