Trombone Shorty Wins Two Big Publishers Awards for his Autobiographical Children’s Book

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, impresses just as much with a pen as he does with his instruments.  His autobiography/children’s book got a Caldecott & Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

The American Library Association bestowed two of the most sought-after awards in publishing on the autobiographical picture book “Trombone Shorty.”  The book was named one of four Caldecott Honor Books, awarded to the most distinguished American picture books for children.  Illustrator Bryan Collier also won the Corretta Scott King Illustrator Award. The 40-page book, written by Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS, was released in April 2015 and has scored excellent reviews, with Publisher’s Weekly saying, “If a fairy tale were set in New Orleans, this is how it would read.”  The book was earlier named an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Source: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue


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