Congratulations, Charlie.

The Someday Birds has just been awarded the Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award for 2018. What a meaningful honor!

It is awarded “for promoting high quality literature for children and youth that authentically characterizes individuals with developmental disabilities.” I am so honored and thrilled that Charlie’s story was chosen. This really means a lot.

Dolly Gray was a young girl who could not walk or speak but loved to read, and explored the world through books. Her parents created this award in her memory. What a lovely thing to do.

From the award website, here are some beautiful words from Dolly Gray’s father, Hod Gray:

“Without powerful and accurate depiction of persons with disabilities, literature itself is diminished.”

Amen to that.

You can find out more about the children’s organizations that sponsor this biennial award IF YOU CLICK HERE.

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