Children's Book Author Patricia McKissack Awarded the PEN/Steven Kroll Award
The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance is thrilled to congratulate board member Patricia McKissack who was won the PEN/Steven Kroll Award. The PEN/Steven Kroll Award honors the author of an illustrated children's book; McKissack has been granted the award for her book Never Forgotten (Schwartz and Wade/Random House). This annual award is being conferred for the first time in 2012 and comes with a prize of $5,000. Judges for the Kroll Award were Carmen Agra Deedy, Susan Kuklin and Vera B. Williams.
The PEN Awards are the most comprehensive literary awards program in the country. This year marks PEN’s 90th anniversary. For more than 50 of those years PEN’s Literary Awards program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature. For more information about the PEN awards, click here.
|Pat and Fred McKissack at the 2011 National Book Festival. |
Photo by Rocco Staino.