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AILA Award for Crossing Bok Chitto
AILA Award for <i>Crossing Bok Chitto</i> July 14, 2008
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The American Indian Library Association (AILA) awarded Crossing Bok Chitto the 2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award for the Best Picture Book. Congratulations to Tim Tingle and Jeanne Rorex Bridges. Pictured with Tim are Sherman Alexie who received the YA award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Chief Joseph Medicine Crow who received the middle-school award for his memoir Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond. The award ceremony took place at the annual American Library Association Convention in Anaheim.

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