Publisher’s Weekly Picks up on David Bruce Smith’s Grateful American™ Book Prize

logo-transMarch 17, 2015, Publisher’s Weekly — In today’s edition of Publisher’s Weekly, the editors report, “A new award, the first of its kind, aims to honor children’s books, both fiction and nonfiction that feature ‘events and people that shaped the history of the United States.’ ”

They explain that author and publisher David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the prize, said, “Of the more than five dozen literary awards for children’s books in the United States, the Grateful American Book Prize is the only one awarded for excellence in writing, storytelling, and illustration in the category of historically accurate works for children. Our aim is to restore the role of history in the education of America’s children at a time when the focus in the classroom is on math and science.”

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