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Donna Janell Bowman Steps Up to CYBILS

Step Right UpCongratulations to Donna Janell Bowman, whose debut picture book biography has a finalist for the 2016 CYBILS awards, Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. STEP RIGHT UP: HOW DOC AND JIM KEY TAUGHT THE WORLD ABOUT KINDNESS is a finalist in the Elementary/Juvenile Non-Fiction category.

STEP RIGHT UP tells the story of the extraordinary Doc Key, a former slave and self-taught veterinarian, who taught a horse how to read, write and spell with kindness. They became inspirations for the start of the Humane movement.

The book was also named a 2017 Orbis Pictus Recommended Book by the teachers of the NCTE.