April 2013 marked the ninth annual Green Earth Book Award, the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adults. The Green Earth Book Award each year brings an expert jury together to determine winning children and young adult books with a message of environmental stewardship. The books raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility that we have to protect it.
The annual awards are presented at Salisbury University’s Read Green Festival in Salisbury, Maryland. This year, we were pleased to hold the award ceremony at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and honor our 2013 Green Earth Book Award winners, including the following authors who were present at the awards ceremony: Loree Griffin Burns, Phillip Hoose, Andri Snaer Magnason, Eliot Schrefer, Melissa Stewart, and Tiffany Trent.
In addition to the award ceremony, the authors, illustrators, and photographers participated in panel discussions and visits to schools, creating a wide variety of options for the public to interact with these amazing literary professionals.
Click here to view author acceptance speeches (video courtesy of Ralph Quattruci, Ventana Productions)