Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner was recently named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book by the National Council of Teachers of English.
The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children is an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children The winner this year was Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca.
Birmingham Sunday was one of four honor books.
Among other awards won by Birmingham Sunday:
Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies awarded by the National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council.
Teachers’ Choice Award
Moonbeam Silver Medal
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by publishing services company Jenkins Group, Inc.
National Parenting Publications Awards: Gold Award and "Top Pick"
EUREKA! Gold Award (California Reading Association)
Kirkus “Best Book” List for 2010
Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” Book
Kansas Reading Circle “Best of the Best” Book
For more about the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award