LIVE! The Irma Black Award & Cook Prize Ceremony 2019
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Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 am ET
The Irma Black Award and Cook Prize Ceremony LIVE from
The Bank Street College of Education
Brian Floca, Keynote Speaker
2019 Irma S. and James H. Black Honor Books
by Lucy Ruth Cummins
SUN! ONE IN A BILLION
by Stacy McAnulty, illustrations by Stevie Lewis
THE WALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK
by Jon Agee
2019 Irma S. and James H. Black Award Winner
WE DON’T EAT OUR CLASSMATES
by Ryan T. Higgins
2019 Cook Prize Honor Books
FOSSIL BY FOSSIL: COMPARING DINOSAUR BONES
by Sara Levine, illustrations by T.S. Spookytooth
IF POLAR BEARS DISAPPEARED
by Lily Williams
NOTHING STOPPED SOPHIE: THE STORY OF UNSHAKABLE MATHEMATICIAN SOPHIE GERMAIN
by Cheryl Bardoe, illustrations by Barbara McClintock
2018 Cook Prize Winner
COUNTING ON KATHERINE: HOW KATHERINE JOHNSON SAVED APOLLO 13
by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.
ABOUT THE IRMA BLACK AWARD AND COOK PRIZE
Irma Black wrote and edited children’s books. She was a longtime member of the Bank Street Writers Laboratory. The Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature is awarded to an exceptional book whose text and illustration augment each other in such a manner that they create an unforgettable whole.
The Cook Prize is named in honor of Don Cook of the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and Michael Cook (no relation) of the Bank Street School for Children. The Cook Prize is awarded to an outstanding picture book focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for those aged eight to ten.
ABOUT THE BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.
Read more, here.
Executive Producer: Julie Gribble