1981 - Children’s Books, Nonfiction


By Peter Spier

Current & Digital Publisher: Doubleday

Reading Level: Ages 3 & Up

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: 

  • Peter Spier was also a Finalist for Children’s Books, Nonfiction in 1982 for Noah’s Ark.
  • People won a Christopher Award in 1980.

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