In memory of Nelson Mandela by Kem Knapp Sawyer, author of Champion of Freedom: Nelson Mandela
Mandela was relentless in his fight against apartheid and he beckoned the world to come to his side. “We have walked and not fainted,” he told a crowd of two thousand gathered at Riverside Church in New York that June as he asked for support in maintaining sanctions against South Africa. “Our destination is in sight. Our victory will be your victory.” More . . .
The Children’s Book Guild will present its annual Nonfiction Award on Saturday, April 5, 2014, to Candace Fleming for her substantial body of consistently high-quality nonfiction books for children of various ages. The author of more than 20 children’s books in different genres, Fleming has written the following acclaimed biographies: Amelia Lost (2011; 2012 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction), The Great and Only Barnum (2009), The Lincolns (2008; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award), Our Eleanor (2005) and Ben Franklin's Almanac (2003).