Thursday, January 25, 2024

CUT! Named a 2024 Oregon Book Awards Finalist

Literary Arts in Oregon just announced that my picture book biography, Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation, illustrated by Matt Schu, is a 2024 finalist for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature, part of the Oregon Book Awards. What a tremendous honor! I'm grateful, to say the least.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Portland on April 8, 2024. Author Kwame Alexander will host the event. 

If you'd like to attend the ceremony, you can purchase tickets through Literary Arts

To see the full list of 2024 Oregon Book Awards finalists, click on the following link:

Thank you, Literary Arts!

Praise for Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation:

⭐ “Winters and Schu do an excellent job in telling the story of Reiniger . . . It is a story of hope, rejection, and determination, and is inspiring to all artists . . . A wonderful addition to public, school, and classroom collections.” 
 School Library Journal (starred review) 

⭐ “With a refrain of ‘snip, snip, snip!’ the story introduces readers to German film pioneer Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981) . . . Schu’s exquisite digital illustrations possess a strong sense of illumination and depth, often suggesting a tactile quality, as if constructed from paper.” 
The Horn Book (starred review)