Pete Seeger and co-author Paul DuBois Jacobs were awarded the Schneider Family Book Award this week for their 2005 book, The Deaf Musicians. It is a story about a young musician who loses his hearing, and forms a band of deaf children at a school for the hearing-impaired.
The award from the American Library Association is for “books that embody the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.”
The awards were announced yesterday (1/22) at the ALA annual meeting in Seattle, WA.
Some further details about the awards can be found in this 1/23 AP story.