10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2015
The Illustrator of “Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom”, R .Gregory Christie, joins the Georgia Center for the Books’ annual list of “Books All Young Georgians Should Read”.
Decatur, GA, July 20, 2015–The Georgia Center for the Book recognizes Decatur’s own multi award winning children’s book illustrator and artist R. Gregory Christie’s work. Christie’s illustration for the children’s book, Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom is to be included in the 24 award winning illustrators and authors with connection to Georgia for the 2015 lists, “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” On Thursday, August 13, 2015 there will be a private event at The Square Pub located in downtown Decatur; followed later that evening with a free public event. The public event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium at 215 Sycamore Street in downtown Decatur to allow readers to greet honorees.
Christie expresses, I am humbled to be recognized amongst fellow deserving illustrators. I consider this award an honor and a privilege to bestow. My gratitude to the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council for committing to highlight how the contribution to literacy and reading impact our youth.
The esteemed list is comprised annually from received nominations throughout the year by educators, librarians, along with media representatives who form the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council. This year will make the third edition of the “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” and the sixth of “Books All Georgians Should Read.” The advisory board considers over 100 books about Georgia or by Georgians.