So I was taking a break today to congratulate
Kekla Magoon for winning this year’s John Steptoe Award where I noticed her book has also been nominated for an NAACP image award. I then noticed that OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR has also been nominated in the “Outstanding Literary Work for Children” category. Hot dang! How cool is that? You can also see OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR in “Ebony Magazine” this February.

Good luck to all this year’s nominees!


  1. Claudia Haag
    January 23, 2010

    I’m not surprised in the least, Shadra. Ever since you shared your wonderful presentation at NCTE, I’ve bought several copies of this book to give to all my friends. It is spectacular. Congratulations!

    • Shadra
      January 23, 2010

      Thank you so much for supporting the book!


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