THE LEGENDARY MISS LENA HORNE
Publisher:Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
2017 Nomination (not yet selected):This picture book biography features simple yet powerful writing and stunning illustrations made from oil paints and collage. Weatherford highlights the ups and downs of the remarkable life of Lena Horne, who spoke up for civil rights and paved the way for future African American entertainers. Overall, this is a beautiful book with an inspiring message for young readers. Meaghan McKeron. Seven to Ten.