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 Heschelâ€™s Amazing March TowardÂ Freedom, written byÂ Rich Michelson, illustrated by Raul Colon and published by Alfred A. Knopf.Â Â In her letter to Raul, the President of the Association wroteÂ that Raulâ€™s illustrations â€œprovide 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! â€œ 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 Amazon.com.
Mazel Tov, Raul!