Cynthia Leitich Smith is the winner of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, announced by the University of Oklahoma’s World Literature Today magazine. Awarded in alternating years with the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the NSK Prize includes $35,000, a silver medallion, and a certificate of recognition. The prize jury consisted of Jonathan Auxier, Monica Brown, Tanita S. Davis, Adib Khorram, Sonia Patel, Randy Ribay, Cynthia Weill, Tanaya Winder, and Janet Wong. Leitich Smith will be honored at the Neustadt Lit Festival in Fall 2021.
For more information, see the Neustadt Prize website.
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