NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Book Group is proud to announce that two of its titles have received honors from the American Library Association. MOSES: WHEN HARRIET TUBMAN LED HER PEOPLE TO FREEDOM
by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson received both the Caldecott Honor Award for most distinguished American picture book for children and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, which recognizes African American illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
is published by Disney Book Group’s Jump at the Sun imprint. This is the first Caldecott Honor that Kadir Nelson has received.
“Disney Book Group’s Jump at the Sun imprint is committed to celebrating diversity and African American culture. We are thrilled to receive our 12th recognition from the esteemed Coretta Scott King awards committee since we launched the imprint nine years ago,” says Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher, Disney Book Group. “We congratulate Kadir on his breathtaking artwork, and we’re proud to work with him and all of our top talent in support of our mission to publish the highest quality children’s literature.” THE LAST DRAGON
by Silvana De Mari was awarded a Batchelder Honor foroutstanding children's book published in a foreign language and translated into English. The Last Dragon
is published by Disney Book Group’s Hyperion Books for Children/Miramax Books.
The award announcements were made as part of the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Seattle, Washington.