Schneider Young Children’s Book Award Winner
Silent Days, Silent Dreams written and illustrated by Allen Say
I was able to thumb through this book and it has the most hauntingly beautiful drawings. It is about James Castle, a man who was deaf, mute, and autistic, who never learned sign language or how to read or write. But he drew prolifically and left over 15,000 drawings.
Schneider Middle Grades Book Award Winner
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
This book won the award for a middle-grade book. It deals with a young girl who is deaf. I’m excited to read it and share it with my children. It also deals with genealogy, which is one of my favorite pastimes.
Schneider Teen Book Award Winner
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
This book is the winner of the teen award. The Schneider Family Award made it a home run and chose a third book about the deaf experience. Julia is not only deaf, she is an artist as well.