WNBA Award Citation:
For her enduring and unique contribution to the world of books, and through books, to society.
For her exceptional ability to make the African American experience living and appreciable through her words.
For her ability to portray in her books extraordinary lives in the language of the human spirit.
For the generous gift of her time and talents to motivate, inspire and enlighten students, teachers, and readers in seeking to unite disparate communities.
The Women’s National Book Association is proud to honor this bookwoman who has shared her personal warmth, her energies, and her talents to build bridges with books.