This was the inaugural Roosevelt award for “authors and books that advance human rights in the face of an alarming rise in book banning and censorship.” Judy is the first-ever recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award for Bravery in Literature. Judy received her award during a February 17, 2024, ceremony. Judy’s acceptance of this award and conversation with National Coalition Against Censorship’s Executive Director Lee Rowland begins at 43:15 in this video.

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