Happy Friday, everyone! This post is long overdue, but major congrats and a mighty woo-HOO to regional member, Debbie Levy!
Her book, I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, has been chosen by SCBWI members as the winner of the 2017 Crystal Kite award for the Atlantic area, which includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Wash DC, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent her lifetime disagreeing . . . with creaky old ideas. With unfairness. With inequality. She has disagreed. She has disapproved. She has objected and resisted. She has dissented!
Disagreeable? No. Determined? Yes! Ruth Bader Ginsburg has changed her life, and ours, by voicing her disagreements and standing up for what’s right. This picture book about the first female Jewish justice of the U.S. Supreme Court shows that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable and that important change can happen one disagreement at a time.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Ages 5 and up
Again, congratulations, Debbie! And if you’d like to read more about the winners in all fifteen regional areas, click on this link.
Happy writing and drawing, everyone, and I hope you’re having an amazing summer!