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Awards: American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; American Library Association Notable Children's Books; Robert F. Sibert Award - Medal; Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year; Amazon.com Top 10 Editors' Picks: Children; Caldecott Honor Book; CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI); Parents' Choice Award Winner; Eisner Award Nominee; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; Boston Globe - Horn Book Award; New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year; NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Orbis Pictus; Booklinks Lasting Connection; Booklist Editors' Choice; Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth; Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award; Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List; Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice; Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year; School Library Journal Best Books of the Year; VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List; Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens; Illinois Read for a Lifetime Award Master List; Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List; New Mexico Battle of the Books Master List; North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Award Master List; NYPLC Children's Books 100; Utah Beehive Book Award Master List

Recommendations: Book Links; Booklist; Booklist, Starred; Top 10 Biographies for Youth; Boston Globe; Bulletin-Center Child Books, Starred; Horn Book, Starred Review; Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review; Los Angeles Times; New York Times Book Review; Publishers Weekly, Starred; San Francisco Chronicle; School Library Journal, Starred Review; USA Today; VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)


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About The Author

Peter SísPeter Sís

PETER SÍS, a MacArthur Fellow and internationally renowned artist, received Caldecott Honors for Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei and Tibet Through the Red Box. He has lived in and around New York City since 1984.

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Awards

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
American Library Association Notable Children's Books
Robert F. Sibert Award - Medal
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Amazon.com Top 10 Editors' Picks: Children
Caldecott Honor Book
CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
Parents' Choice Award Winner
Eisner Award Nominee
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
Boston Globe - Horn Book Award
New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year
NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Orbis Pictus
Booklinks Lasting Connection
Booklist Editors' Choice
Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award
Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List
Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Illinois Read for a Lifetime Award Master List
Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List
New Mexico Battle of the Books Master List
North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Award Master List
NYPLC Children's Books 100
Utah Beehive Book Award Master List

Recommendations

Book Links
Booklist
Booklist, Starred
Top 10 Biographies for Youth
Boston Globe
Bulletin-Center Child Books, Starred
Horn Book, Starred Review
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Los Angeles Times
New York Times Book Review
Publishers Weekly, Starred
San Francisco Chronicle
School Library Journal, Starred Review
USA Today
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

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From The Wall
 
“When my American family goes to visit my Czech family in the colorful city of Prague, it is hard to convince them it was ever a dark place full of fear, suspicion, and lies. I find it difficult to explain my childhood; it’s hard to put it into words, and since I have always drawn everything, I have tried to draw my life— before America—for them.”                 —P.S.

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