06 May 2019
US Environmental nonprofit The Nature Generation announced the winners of the 2019 Green Earth Book Award this Earth Day to draw attention to the authors and illustrators whose books best inspire youth to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment.
The winners of the 15th annual Green Earth Book Award were selected in the Picture Book, Children's Fiction, Children's Nonfiction, and Young Adult Fiction categories. Authors and illustrators will receive the award and $1,500 at a fall event in Washington, D.C., and were honored at the Salisbury University Children's Literature Festival in Maryland.
"This was the biggest year to date for the number of high quality submissions, making the competition fierce. The stories were powerful and relevant, fueling passionate discussions within the selection committees," said Dr. Patricia Dean, Associate Professor, Early and Elementary Education Department at Salisbury University.