Monday, January 28, 2013
Hear the Cheering?
The Pura Belpre Award for best picture book illustrated by a Latino/Latina was awarded to Martin de Porres, the Rose in the Desert, illustrated by David Diaz and written by Gary D. Schmidt.
A Caldecott Honor, runner-up to the Caldecott Award for the best illustrated book, was given to Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski and written by Mary Logue.
These are illustrator awards, but as Jackie Briggs Martins, another MFAC luminary, recently said, "First was the word."
Wonderful books, wonderful illustrations. Congrats to all four creators.