Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code garners Southwest Book Award

I am incredibly pleased to announce the book I illustrated, Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code by Joseph Bruchac (Albert Whitman and Company) has been selected to receive a Southwest Book Award, sponsored by the Border Regional Library Association (BRLA). So proud and grateful! To see all the winners visit: http://www.brla.info/swba18.shtml.

Praise for Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code
  • A perfect, well-rounded historical story that will engage readers of all ages. - Kirkus Reviews starred review
  • Bruchac distills his extensive knowledge about the Navajo code talkers in this complex biography for young readers. - Booklist
  • A can’t-miss picture book biography. - School Library Journal
  • Bruchac movingly draws a parallel between the trauma of indigenous boarding schools and war. Amini-Holmes’s paintings capture the nightmarish atmosphere of both. - Publishers Weekly

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