Posted on November 15th, 2017 by pajamapress
Pajama Press is excited to announce that My Beautiful Birds by author-illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo is the winner of the 2017 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature.
The Malka Penn Award “is given annually to the author of an outstanding children’s book addressing human rights issues or themes, such as discrimination, equity, poverty, justice, war, peace, slavery or freedom.”
Pajama Press extends our congratulations to Suzanne Del Rizzo. Our sincerest thanks go to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for their commitment to human rights education and their support of children’s literature.
Other notable acclaim for My Beautiful Birds includes a New York Times Book Review, a 2017 OneBook for Kids, One San Diego selection, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and nomination for the 2017 Cybils Award for Fiction. My Beautiful Birds is also a NECBA Windows & Mirrors Fall 2017 selection, and a selection among Betsy Bird’s “2017 Books I’m Really Looking Forward To”.