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Own Voices, Own Stories Award Winners

Cherry Lake Publishing Group is thrilled to announce the 2021 recipients of its annual Own Voices, Own Stories Award. Launched earlier this year by Cherry Lake Publishing Group’s imprint, Sleeping Bear Press, the award recognizes new authors from BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ communities with a mission to highlight the universal experience of our shared humanity through diverse and multifaceted experiences.

 

The Seattle Book Review 5 Star Review: A Teacher Like You

"This book spoke to my heart because I have been a schoolteacher, bible class teacher and now I’m a parent and homeschool teacher. This just felt like a big hug reminding me that whether in the classroom or at home what I do is important. I think it’s a great message for kids too … Age Recommendation: Three to one-hundred years old.”

 

The San Francisco Book Review 5 Star Review: Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt!

“Robin Newman has written a laugh-out-loud story that little ones will want to hear over and over. It is funny, sweet, and hopeful. The illustrations by Susan Batori are so much fun and filled with details that will keep little eyes on the pages. This is a real winner. Don’t miss it."

 

2022 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee: Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery has been nominated in the nonfiction book category for the 2022 Grand Canyon Reader Award! Congratulations to author Meeg Pincus and illustrator Yas Imamura!

 

2022 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee: Otis P. Oliver Protests

Otis P. Oliver Protests has been nominated for the picture book category of the 2022 Grand Canyon Reader Award! Congratulations to author Keri Claiborne Boyle and illustrator Daniel Duncan!

 

2021 NY State Reading Association Charlotte Award Winner: Write On, Irving Berlin!

Write On, Irving Berlin! has won the NY State Reading Association’s Charlotte Award for the Intermediate Level! Congratulations to author Leslie Kimmelman and illustrator David C. Gardner!

 

2021 Irma S. Black Award Silver Medalist: Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story

Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story is an Irma S. Black Award silver medalist. Congratulations to author Shana Keller and illustrator Kayla Stark!

 

2021 Irma Black Contender: Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story

Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story was announced to be a contender for the 2021 Irma Black award. Congratulations to author Shana Keller and illustrator Kayla Stark!

 

2021 Green Earth Book Award Long List: Winged Wonders, Lions & Cheetahs & Rhinos OH MY!

Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery (by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Yas Imamura) and Lions & Cheetahs & Rhinos OH MY!: Animal Artwork by Children in Sub-Saharan Africa (by John Platt and Moira Rose Donohue) have both made the 2021 Green Earth Book Award Long List!