Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2010 Africana Book Awards

The Outreach Council of the African Studies Association annually honors oustanding authors and illustrators of books about Africa published for children and young adults in the United States. The Children's Africana Book Award program has announced two winners and two honor books for 2010.

The 2010 Best Book for Young Children is Pharaoh's Boat, written and illustrated by David Weitzman (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children).

The 2010 Best Book for Older Readers is Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Umlando Wezithombe (W.W. Norton & Co.).

The 2010 Honor Books for Older Readers are Trouble in Timbuktu by Cristina Kessler (Philomel/Penguin Young Readers Group) and

Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo (Amistad/HarperCollins Children's Books).

The 2010 Children's Africana Book Awards will be presented on November 6 in Washington, DC. For further information, visit the Africa Access Review website.

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