The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that author Jen Bryant ’99M won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for her most recent picture book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.
The Right Word recounts the life of Peter Mark Roget, the British physician who created Roget’s Thesaurus. Given at the American Library Association Conference in San Francisco, the Robert F. Siber award is for "the most distinguished informational book” published in the last year. The book also was named a Caldecott Honor Book for being one of the "most distinguished American picture books for children."
Among Bryant’s 30 books are A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, and Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln. Her books have received honors such as the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, the Orbus Pictus Award, and Oprah Recommendations.