At Lee & Low Books, we pride ourselves on publishing beautiful books that are “about everyone, for everyone.” So we were thrilled when we found out that Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas won an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work for Children category!
Author Gwendolyn Hooks attended the ceremony in Pasadena, CA, and she shared these photos with us.
Other nominees included in this category were:
- A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day, by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson (Viking Children’s Books)
- Daddy’s Little Girl, by Karissa Culbreath, illus. by Mike Motz (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
- Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
- The Golden Girls of Rio, by Nikkolas Smith (Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press)
Congratulations to all!