Patricia Reilly Giff has recieved the Newbery Honor
for Pictures of Hollis Woods and Lily's Crossing,
which is also a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Nory
Ryan's Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an
ALA Notable Book.
Blanche Sims is a children's book illustrator, born in Cleveland, Ohio. She has illustrated dozens of books, as well as the television film Beyond the Butterfly, which won a Parents' Choice Foundation commendation for television in 2000.