Cynthia Lord and the Schneider Award!

My November Book Links articles are here! Inside are an interview with the Newbery Honor-winning author of RULES, Cynthia Lord. She talks about the book, writing, raising a family with a son who has autism, and the awards. I also wrote a second article on the emerging Schneider Family Book Award. This award is just a few years old, but it fills an important niche in children’s literature: books that portray the disability experience. It also has a local connection for me. The award is funded by Katherine Schneider, faculty emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The article profiles the books that have won, as well as a talk with Katherine Schneider about why she started an award like this.

Take a peek at your local library or in the links below!

The Schneider Family Book Award (HTML)
The Schneider Family Book Award (PDF)