Raul Colón Wins 2009 Sydney Taylor Award for Younger Readers!

The 2009 Sydney Taylor Award for Younger Readers from the Association of Jewish Libraries was awarded to As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward  Freedom, written by  Rich Michelson, illustrated by Raul Colon and published by Alfred A. Knopf.   In her letter to Raul, the President of the Association wrote  that Raul’s illustrations “provide a wonderful subtext to the compelling story. How appropriate that it should be our award winner at a time when America is inaugurating its first Black president! “ The Sydney Taylor Book Award recognizes the best in Jewish children’s literature. Medals are awarded annually for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Click here to purchase this book at

Mazel Tov, Raul!