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Carnegie and Greenaway winners announced!

Real - life historical adventures have inspired both winners of the 2015 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards, announced today,at a ceremony in London’s British Library.

Tanya Landman’s Buffalo Soldier, was inspired by the true story of former slave Cathy Williams, who was the only known African-American woman to enlist in the US army, under the guise of a man,serving for three years before her true identity was discovered.

The Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded for an outstanding illustrated book for children, was won by author and illustrator William Grill for his non-fiction account of Ernest Shackleton’s epic crossing of Antarctica in Shackleton’s Journey

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