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Julius (Bernard) Lester (1939-)

Awards, Honors

Newbery Honor Book citation, 1969, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1970, both for To Be a Slave; Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1972, and National Book Award finalist, 1973, both for Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History; Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1973, for The Knee-high Man and Other Tales; honorable mention, Coretta Scott King Award, 1983, for This Strange New Feeling, and 1988, for Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit; Parents' Choice Story Book award, 1987, for The Tales of Uncle Remus, and 1990, for Further Tales of Uncle Remus; Reading Magic Award, 1988, for More Tales of Uncle Remus; Boston Globe/Horn Book award, American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book, and Caldecott Honor Book, all 1995, all for John Henry; ALA Notable Book, 1996, for Sam and the Tigers. Distinguished Teacher's Award, 1983-84; Faculty Fellowship Award for Distinguished Research and Scholarship, 1985; National Professor of the Year Silver Medal Award, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1985; Massachusetts State Professor of the Year and Gold Medal Award for National Professor of the Year, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, both 1986; Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, 1986-87.

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Brief BiographiesBiographies: C(hristopher) J(ohn) Koch Biography - C.J. Koch comments: to Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard Lovell (1913– ) BiographyJulius (Bernard) Lester (1939-) Biography - Career, Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Writings