Lee & Low Announces 2018 New Voices Award Winner
New York, NY—January 22, 2019—LEE & LOW BOOKS is pleased to announce that SD Youngwolf of Moffat, Colorado is the winner of the company’s nineteenth annual New Voices Award. His picture book manuscript, The Echo People, is the story of two children who go on a special journey with their grandfather and, through their different experiences, learn how we create our own realities through the words and actions we give to the world.
SD Youngwolf is a writer and an award-winning artist who is tribally enrolled in the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee. His creativity is inspired by traditional indigenous stories and history, and by the young people he meets during his storytelling performances. He hopes that The Echo People will resonate with readers by giving them a stronger sense of responsibility for the way they lead their lives. Youngwolf will receive a prize of $2,000 and a publication contract.
LEE & LOW BOOKS is also proud to announce that Patty Cisneros Prevo of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, will receive the New Voices Award Honor for her picture-book manuscript, Unstoppable: Thirteen Adventures Alongside Athletes with Physical Disabilities (retitled on publication Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes). Prevo introduces readers to a variety of modern-day athletes with physical disabilities who have overcome challenging obstacles to achieve great successes in their lives.
Patty Cisneros Prevo is a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, a first-generation Mexican-American elementary teacher, and a mentor for people with disabilities. She wrote Unstoppable to bring people with disabilities to the forefront of children’s literature and inspire all young readers with these athletes’ exciting stories. Prevo will receive a prize of $1000.
Congratulations to SD Youngwolf and Patty Cisneros Prevo!