The American Library Association announced its 2010 Youth Media Awards this week. One of the awards, the Schneider Family Book award “honors an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.”
This year’s Schneider Family Book award for children’s books was awarded to “The Pirate of Kindergarten” by by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril (find it at a library or buy it from Amazon). The book is about a young girl, Ginny, who struggles in kindergarten because she is seeing double. Glasses and an eye patch help her to see better, and become the pirate of kindergarten.
I have not read this book, but will be seeking it out from our library to read with Zoe. Has anyone else read it?
Thank you to Joanna for posting this on the Little Four Eyes facebook group. And congratulations, and thank you to George Ella Lyon and Lynne Avril!