1981 - Children’s Books, Nonfiction

All Time, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery

By Milton Meltzer

Original Publisher: HarperCollins
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Books, Nonfiction Finalists That Year:

  • Jean Fritz for Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
  • William Jaspersohn for The Ballpark
  • Milton Meltzer for All Time, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery
  • Peter Spier for People

Children’s Books, Nonfiction Winner That Year: Alison Cragin Herzig and Jane Lawrence Mali for Oh, Boy! Babies

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • Meltzer was also a Finalist in 1969 for Langston Hughes, in1975 for both Remember the Days and World of Our Fathers, and in 1977 for Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust.
  • Before becoming an author, Meltzer was a public relations executive for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Traveling the country for Pfizer enabled Meltzer to do research at historical societies, local archives, and museums and collect nearly 1,000 illustrations that he then used when he began his career writing historical nonfiction and novels.  

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