I’m so excited to announce that Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research is a finalist for the Russell Freedman Award for Nonfiction for a Better World presented by the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund. The Russell Freedman award is given to a work of nonfiction that contributes to our understanding of how to make our world and society better.
Here is the full list of finalists. These are incredible books written by talented authors, and I’m honored to be on the list. The winning book and honor book will be announced December 1, 2022, so stay tuned!
-Patricia Newman—A River’s Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn
-Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan—Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research
-Chana Stiefel—The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs
-Jetta Grace Martin—Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party
-Madison Furr—The Little Book of Joy
-Rebecca Hirsch—Where Have All the Birds Gone? Nature in Crisis
-Marc Zimmer—Science and the Skeptic: Discerning Fact from Fiction
-Marta Magellan—Just Wild Enough: Mireya Mayor, Primatologist
-Sara Echenique—Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente
-Nell Cross Beckerman—When the Sky Glows
-Kathlyn Kirkwood—Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day