The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its 2009 award-winning youth titles and one distinguished West Michigan publisher is included on that list. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company of Grand Rapids, is the recipient of two of these prestigious awards for the following titles:
- A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet and written by Jen Bryant (Caldecott Honor)
- Garmann’s Summer, written and illustrated by Stian Hole (Batchelder Honor Book)
Congratulations, Eerdmans Publishing! Also of note in this year’s selection process:
- The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (Newbery Medal Winner for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature).
- The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Caldecott Medal Winner for the most distinguished picture book for children)
- Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta (Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults)
The complete list of awards can be found here. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!
Posted by: Eric