Martin W. Sandler accepts the 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

February 21, 2020 NBAwards

Sandler won the Young People’s Literature award for 1919: The Year That Changed America (Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Bloomsbury Publishing).

Judges’ Citation:

Martin W. Sandler’s riveting work of nonfiction, 1919 The Year That Changed America, focuses on one year of turbulence and its far-reaching aftermath. Sandler’s evocative language brings 1919 to life for young readers, showing us the impact of that crucial year on major issues like race relations, women’s rights, and climate change. This carefully researched and curated work strikingly demonstrates the interconnected nature of history–as it happens and its rippling consequences for years to come.