| Best Book for Young Children, 2010
With poetic language and striking illustrations, David Weitzman tells the story of how one of the greatest boats of ancient Egypt came to be built and built again. In the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the most skilled shipwrights in all of Egypt are building an enormous vessel that will transport Cheops, the mighty pharaoh, across the winding waterway and into a new world. But no one could have imagined just where the journey of Pharaoh's boat would ultimately lead.
As a boy David Weitzman spent countless hours studying hieroglyphs and viewing Egyptian artifacts in museums. He eventually made his way to Egypt where he heard about the Cheops's funerary boat. Weitzman lives in the mountains of northern California.
Best Book for Youunger Readers Winner, David Weitzman helps 6th graders build a replica of Cheops' boat at the Library of Congress, Nov. 5, 2010
| Best Book for Older Readers, 2010
Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book
Created by The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Umlando Wezithombe, this graphic novel is, as the title suggests, a visual representation of the life and times of Nelson Mandela also affectionately known by his clan name, Madiba. First released in South Africa as a series of nine separate comics, the international one-book version unfolds in beautifully drawn graphic images accompanied with narrative text.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation was established after Mandela's retirement on August 19, 1999 and leads the development of a living legacy that captures the vision and values of Mr. Mandela's life and work. Umlando Wezithombe (History of Pictures) is a comic production company using the visual medium for education, training and entertainment. View: .Video: The making of Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book ArtisanCam.org
Best Book Winners Pitshou Mamp and Pascal Nzoni from Umlando Wezithombe