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Schneider Family Book Award 2014


Schneider Family Book Award 2014

The Schneider Family Book Award is donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider, and honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards are presented for the best Teen, Middle School and Children’s Book.

- The Winner of the Schneider Family Children's Book Award is A SPLASH OF RED: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
- The Winner of the Schneider Family Middle School Book Award is HANDBOOK FOR DRAGON SLAYERS by Merrie Haskell 
- The Winner of the Schneider Family Teen Book Award is ROSE UNDER FIRE  
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet - Picturebook


As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint --- and paint, and paint! Soon, people --- including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth --- started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - Historical


While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that's in store for her?