Congratulations to the 2016-2017 winners of the North Carolina Children's Book Awards:
Cece Bell's I Yam A Donkey! won in the Picture Book category.
Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl won in the Junior Novel category.
Even frustrated grammarians will giggle at the who's-on-first routine that begins with a donkey's excited announcement, "I yam a donkey " Unfortunately the donkey's audience happens to be a yam, and one who is particular about sloppy pronunciation and poor grammar.
The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby--perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile