March: Book Three
The Awards Takeover
An ALA smore report by Caitlin Jacobson, Ketchikan
The trilogy is the Congressman's personal account of the Civil Rights Movement, from his perspective on the front lines.
A nearly clean sweep
National Book Award - Young People's Literature
Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category ("The Walter")
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
YALSA Printz Medal for Excellence in YA Literature
Coretta Scott King Book Award
Sibert Informational Book Award
The Congressman responds
"I'm delighted and honored that America's librarians are supporting March with these awards," said Congressman Lewis. "I love books and I love librarians. When I was growing up I tried to read every single thing I could. I hope these awards will help inspire all of our young people — and some of us not so young — to read, to learn, and to act. March is a guidebook reminding us that we all must speak up and stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just."
(Remarks posted to the Top Shelf site, full article below.)