The award celebrates an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for both child and adolescent audiences. It’s administered by the American Library Association alongside the prestigious Caldecott Medal.
I Talk Like a River wins the Schneider Family Book Award, given to a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience. Thank you to the Schneider Family, @ALALibrary, and @HolidayHouseBks @Sydneydraws. I am so honoured to work with such incredible people. https://t.co/UMbVvqRfZS
— Jordan Scott (@jscottwrites) January 25, 2021
I Talk Like a River follows a young boy struggling to communicate because of his stutter. The book is based on Scott’s personal experience.