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Young Readers to Review Our Award-Winning Books!

The Children’s Book Committee from the Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature is looking for some Young Readers to review our award-winning books!

If interested, send an email with your child’s name, age, and book choice to We’ll send you a Review form and an Interest sheet. Reviews are due April 1. Happy reading.

The winner of the Josette Frank Award for a work of fiction for young readers of outstanding literary merit in which children or young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties in their world and grow emotionally and morally is When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed with illustrations by Victoria Jamieson and color by Imam Geddy from Dial BFYR/Penguin YR/PRH:

With resourcefulness, intelligence, and kindheartedness, two brothers living in a Kenyan refugee camp wait in hope of resettlement in the U.S. in this graphic novel based on a true story. Recommended for ages 10-13+.

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