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Schneider Family Book Award 2013


Schneider Family Book Award 2013

The Schneider Family Book Award is donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider, and honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards are presented for the best Teen, Middle School and Children’s Book.

-The winner of the Schneider Family Children's Book Award is BACK TO FRONT AND UPSIDE DOWN! written and illustrated by Clair Alexander.

-The winner of the Schneider Family Middle School Book Award is A DOG CALLED HOMELESS by Sarah Lean.

-The winner of the Schneider Family Teen Book Award is SOMEBODY, PLEASE TELL ME WHO I AM by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis.

Back to Front and Upside Down! by Claire Alexander - Picture Book


It's the principal Mr. Slipper's birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a muddle. Stan is afraid to ask for help, until a friend assures him that nobody's good at everything. And after lots and lots of practice, Stan's letters come out the right way round and the right way up.

A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean - Fiction


When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. Cally stops talking --- what's the point if no one is listening? --- how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis - Fiction
Haunted by memories of 9/11, popular high schooler Ben enlists in the army. After his convoy gets caught in an explosion, Ben is in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is, and he doesn't remember anything about his old life.