Chief Joseph Medicine Crow, the 95-year-old author, historian, and storyteller, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 12th from President Obama.
Anthony Browne was appointed as the United Kingdom’s sixth Children’s Laureate on June 9th.
Chief Medicine Crow’s books for youth include Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird (Abbeville, 1998), and the 2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award-winning Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond (National Geographic, 2006).
I’m delighted to see this recognition for an amazing man.
If you would like to meet him, please watch this four-minute movie I made with him and freely share it if you wish.
Within this movie, he reflects on the two cultures in which he lives, and describes in detail some of his childhood activities: warrior training, going to school, playing games, and more.
Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books with nearly forty titles to his name. In 2000 he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration for his lifetime contributions and body of his work. He has also received the United Kingdom’s renowned Kate Greenaway Medal twice—for Gorilla (Candlewick, 1983) and Zoo (Knopf, 1992). Anthony Browne is widely known for his Willy the chimp books, and many teachers love his book Voices in the Park (DK Books, 1998).
It is so exciting to see Anthony’s work repeatedly recognized as some of the most distinguished in our field.
Within these slideshows, Browne talks about the creation of his books while showing images from his studio.
Hooray for these marvelous recognitions of special authors of books for children.
Posted by Nick Glass, Founder & Principal of TeachingBooks.net