Monday, March 12, 2012
Eloise Greenfield's THE GREAT MIGRATION, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist is nominated for the Georgia Children's Book Award
We just learned that THE GREAT MIGRATION, by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, has been nominated in the Picture Storybook Award category for the 2012-2013 Georgia Children's Book Award.
Established in 1968, this award is meant to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia, and to introduce them to books of literary excellence. Throughout the year, teachers and media specialists are encouraged to present the nominees in appealing and meaningful ways, to read the books aloud, and to develop activities that will connect the literature to the curriculum. In March 2013, students across the state will vote on which books they think should win for the individual categories. The books receiving the most votes from children will be the winners, who often become featured speakers at the annual Conference on Children’s Literature held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Georgia.
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Greenfield and Ms. Gilchrist on this nomination!