Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Author Chris Barton’s WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT selected as Great Texas Read

Congratulations to Austin SCBWI member Chris Barton! His picture book biography, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT? THE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA JORDAN (illustrated by Ekua Holmes) was selected by the Texas Center for the Book as the Texas Great Read for 2019.

Every year, the Library of Congress asks each state Center for the Book to select a title that represents the state’s literary landscape to highlight at the National Book Festival. The event showcases the importance of books and reading. The festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress and takes place during Labor Day weekend in Washington, D.C.