Center for Children's Literature Blog

The Children’s Book Committee Announces its Annual Awards!

The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education is delighted to announce its 2020 Book Awards:


The Josette Frank Award for Fiction

When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn (G.P. Putnam & Sons)

The Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

The Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Non-Fiction

Infinite Hope:  A Black Artists Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)


Enemy Child:  The Story of Norman Mineta, A Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp During World War II by Andrea Warren (Margaret Ferguson Books)