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2022 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award Ceremony

Cleveland Public Library is proud to announce critically-acclaimed author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera, recipients of the 2022 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award for their book, Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Established in 1998, the Sugarman Award is the only prize in the nation that honors biographies written for children. The virtual awards presentation will take place on Thursday, September 29.

Published by Abrams Books, Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks are about the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize. Brooks received the prestigious award for poetry in 1950. Slade and Cabrera’s inspirational picture-book biography showcases the power of language. Exquisite tells Brooks’ life story from childhood to adulthood and her desire to write poetry amid race, gender, and the poverty of the Great Depression.  

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks have earned Slade and Cabrera national recognition, including the 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book, the 2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, and the 2021 Association of Library Service to Children Notable Children’s Book.

Additionally, four authors received Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Honor Awards:

 

Registration is required. There are 74 seats available.

Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
LSW 02 - 2nd Floor - Conference B
Audience:
All Ages

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