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Sharuko and Above the Rim on the ALA Notable Children’s Books List

01 Feb 2021

Above The Rim (Abrams) by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison, and Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, have both been recognized as ALA Notable Children’s Books for 2021.

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.

Congratulations Frank and Elisa!

See the full list here