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Schneider Family Book Award 2016


Schneider Family Book Award 2016

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award is donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider. Three annual awards are presented for the best Teen, Middle School and Children’s Book. The American Library Association administers the Awards, and each recipient receives $5000 and a framed plaque. Winners are announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

- The winner of the Schneider Family Children's Book Award is EMMANUEL'S DREAM: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Sean Qualls.
- The winner of the Schneider Family Middle School Book Award is FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
- The winner of the Schneider Family Teen Book Award is THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B  by Teresa Toten. 
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Written by Laurie Ann Thompson with illustrations by Sean Qualls. - Picture

January 6, 2015

Born in Ghana with one deformed leg, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was dismissed by most --- but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, played soccer, left home at age 13 to provide for his family, and became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing 400 miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Youth Fiction

March 28, 2017

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? But her teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright kid underneath the troublemaker. With his help, Ally learns that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her --- and to everyone --- than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten - Fiction

March 27, 2018

Adam Spencer Ross is almost fifteen, and he’s got his hands full confronting the everyday problems that come with having divorced parents and a stepsibling. Add to that his obsessive-compulsive disorder and it’s just about impossible for him to imagine ever falling in love. Adam’s life changes, however, the instant he meets Robyn Plummer: he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. But is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but?