Monday, January 11, 2016

Trombone Shorty nabs two ALA awards

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston. 
Among the winners were “Trombone Shorty” as a Caldecott Honor Book, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. Collier and the book also won a Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award.
            You can read the Louisiana Book News review of the book here.
            A list of all the 2016 award winners may be found here.

Cheré Dastugue Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire, “A Cajun Dream” and “The Letter.” Write her at