Award News: 2013 Information Book Award!

Award News: 2013 Information Book Award!

Posted on July 19 by Rosemary Sadlier And John Wilson
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Congratulations to Rosemary Sadlier, author of Harriet Tubman, and John Wilson, author of Failed Hope, on their nominations for the 2013 Information Book Awards.

Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820-1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Her success encouraged enslaved Africans to make the brave break for freedom and reinforced the belief held by abolitionists in the potential of black freedom and independence.

Failed Hope is a compelling guide for young readers. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles, the book follows a turbulent era, ending with the outbreak of the Second World War. It links with Desperate Glory and Bitter Ashes to cover the 20th century and its world wars.

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award is given to a book that arouses interest, stimulates curiosity, captures the imagination, and fosters concern for the world around us. The award’s aim is to recognize excellence in Canadian publishing of non-fiction for children. The criteria include accuracy, clarity, imaginative approach, appropriateness of organization and format, and sensitivity to ethnocentric and gender biases.

 

The winners will be announced in February 2014.

 

 

Rosemary Sadlier

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Rosemary Sadlier

Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario, she lives in Toronto.

John Wilson

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

John Wilson

John Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of numerous books for young people. He has written other Stories of Canada titles, including Righting Wrongs and Discovering the Arctic, both of which were shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction. He lives in Lantzville, British Columbia.