Lee & Low New Voices Award

Lee & Low Books announces the 2014 New Voices Award.

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LEE & LOW BOOKS is proud to announce that Andrea J. Loney of Inglewood, California, is the winner of the company’s fifteenth annual New Voices Award. Her manuscript, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee, is a picture book biography of James Van Der Zee, an African American photographer best known for his portraits of famous and little known New Yorkers during the Harlem Renaissance.

Kara Stewart of Durham, North Carolina, is the Honor winner for her manuscript Talent, about a young girl who goes to Sappony summer camp.

Congratulations to the winners and applause to L & L for the work they do in publishing and sustaining diversity in the children’s book world.