Janelle Washington Flora Stieglitz Straus Award 2023 Acceptance Speech
Illustrator Janelle Washington wins the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award 2023 for Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked a Civil Rights Movement from Bank Street College Children's Book Committee
The Flora Stieglitz Straus Award
Established in 1994 to honor Flora Straus, who led the Children’s Book Committee for many years, this award is presented annually for a distinguished work of nonfiction that serves as an inspiration to young people. Flora Straus stood for the values of courage, hard work, truth, and beauty while adapting to a changing world. She believed that books about varying cultures enrich and help all children in their growth. She championed diverse opinions and points of view and was a person of high principles, unfailing courtesy, and deep understanding.
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Washington, J. (2023). Janelle Washington Flora Stieglitz Straus Award 2023 Acceptance Speech. Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/cbc_awards/9