Children’s Book Winners for the NAACP Image Awards

Congratulations to Nikki Grimes and Brian Collier for their picture book biography on our new President,

Barack Obama: Son of Promise Child of Hope. It has earned honors for OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK–CHILDREN

I had the wonderful opportunity to see the galley of this book last June while attending a writers’ workshop in Arkansas. Ms. Grimes visited one day and shared not only the book with us but also insights into how she writes poetry. It was a fantastic presentation.
To read more about Ms. Grimes poetry tips, visit my blog archives.
Nikki Giovanni’s poetry book, Hip Hop Speaks to Children, was awarded by NAACP for OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK–POETRY. It also earned a spot on BOOKLIST’s TOP 10 ART BOOKS FOR YOUTH. Poetry Speaks to Children is another Sourcebooks publication that Ms. Giovanni contributed to as well.