I’m honored that THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS has been chosen as a BANK STREET COLLEGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!
Titles on this list are chosen by the Children’s Book Committee of Bank Street College of Education as the best of the best published in 2020. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes. Each book accepted for the list is read and reviewed by at least two committee members and then discussed by the committee as a whole. Learn more about Bank Street here.