Way to Go Larry!

A big shout of congratulations to my friend, Larry Dane Brimner. His book, WE ARE ONE: THE STORY OF BAYARD RUSTIN, has been selected as the 2008 Jane Addams Book Award and the 2008 Norman A. Sugarman Award for Biography. Way to go Larry!

The Sugarman Award is given biennially by the Cleveland Public Library to honor excellence in the field of biography for children. You can learn more about the award at the Cleveland Public Library’s website, www.cpl.org.

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards “are given annually to the children’s books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.”

Larry’s book introduced me to this fascinating African American leader. Visit his website at www.brimner.com to learn more about Bayard.