Irma Black Award 2010-11: A Success!

Last Thursday Bank Street College of Education held the 39th Annual Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature. There were engaging speeches, book signings, a presentation by author and illustrator Tad Hills to School for Children students, and an appearance of Tad’s inspiration to write “How Rocket Learned to Read,” Rocket himself.

Tad Hills' dog Rocket

Below from left to right: Bank Street School for Children Dean Alexis Wright, illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky, guest speaker Dr. Perri Klass, and author and illustrators Tad Hills, and Peter Brown.

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