Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and Off the Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar describes how he became one of the top basketball players of all time: from his childhood, through the influence of his many coaches and mentors, to the historical events that helped shape his life. This book goes far beyond a sports hero autobiography, intertwining civil rights history with issues of identity and what it means to be successful.

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White.

This illustrated biography of E.B. White uses personal letters, photos, watercolor, and collage to document his extraordinary life as a journalist, New Yorker contributor, and beloved children’s book author.


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