Congratulations to St. Louis author Jan Greenberg

Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
My personal favorite.

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate the writing team of Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.  I’ve actually heard Jan speak and we’ve met in person.  She is the author, with Jordan, of amazing nonfiction biographies.

On Saturday, April 20th, the pair will receive the 2013 Nonfiction Award from the Children’s Book Guild.

If you haven’t read any of their books, you should.  My favorite is Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring which is both an Orbis Pictus Award winner and also Sibert Honor book.  Their book  Action Jackson is also a Sibert Honor book.  Wow.  For a complete listing of their books, visit this page on their site.

I’ve always been fascinated by the people that they choose.  Their subjects are usually artists of some kind and not necessarily people that you would think of as kid friendly, yet Greenberg and Jordan make them accessible.

Congratulations to two very deserving authors!


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