Center for Children's Literature Blog

Announcing the 2020 Irma S. Black Contenders!

The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is thrilled to announce the four contenders for the 2020 Irma S. and James H. Black award for best picture book:

Rocket Says Look Up by Nathan Bryon; illustrated by Dapo Adeola (Random House Publishers)

The Most Terrible of All by Muon Thi Van and Matt Myers (Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster)

The Crayon Man: The Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow; Illustrated by Steven Salerno (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Hair Love by Mathew A. Cherry; Illustrated by Vashti Harrison (Kokila Press)

If you have not already done so, register your classes.  Voting has been extended from April 22 to May 1st.