Pete Seeger wins ALA book award

The Deal Musicians wins ALA awardPete 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.

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