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2023 Winner

The Guild is proud to announce Don Brown as the winner of our 2023 Nonfiction Award

The Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award honors an author or author-illustrator whose total work of nonfiction subject matter has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children.  In his long and wide-ranging career, Don Brown has written and illustrated books about pioneers, explorers, and historical events, making them immediate and memorable to young readers. In many of his books, he has delved into difficult episodes of American history, such as the Dust Bowl, Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has created distinctive, affecting images of damage and destruction, but he balances them with clear explanations of the world and of the people who made positive, often heroic, contributions under great stress.

He is respectful of his audience and his subject matter and produces engaging, well-researched illustrated nonfiction for children of all ages.

We are so pleased to honor his lifetime contribution to children's nonfiction!

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