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April 10, 2012

Meet Peter Sis

Each year, the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. chooses a winner for their Non-Fiction Award, given to the best authors and illustrators of non-fiction for kids. This year's winner is author/illustrator Peter Sis, author of The Wall, an account of his childhood in Czechoslovakia, and other non-fiction books. Sis is a much-honored author/illustrator: he is one of a handful of children's book creators who has won a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award. And, just two weeks ago, he was chosen as the 2012 illustrator winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the "Olympics" of the world of children's literature. Sis will be in Washington on Saturday April 21 to accept the Children's Book Guild Non-Fiction Award at a gala lunch: Children's Book Guild - Peter Sís – 2012 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award Winner

Posted by KarenM at April 10, 2012 02:49 PM