Thursday, July 26, 2007
2007 Burr/Worzalla Award is Ann Bausum's "Freedom Riders"
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement, written by Ann Bausum of Beloit, is an engaging account of the turbulent and pivotal events of the 1960’s and the people who risked their lives to challenge segregation. The Children's Book Award Committee of the Youth Services Section also named Jim LaMarche the 2007 Notable Wisconsin Author/Illustrator for his contribution to the world of children’s literature. For the list of books selected for Outstanding Achievement, view the complete news release.