Tanya Landman’s Buffalo Soldier has been awarded this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal. The award was announced on June 22 at the Carnegie ceremony at the British Library in the U.K.
Buffalo Soldier follows Charlotte, a young girl who disguises herself as a boy and joins the army during the American Civil War. The title is inspired by the true story of Cathy Williams, the only known African-American woman to enlist in the US army disguised as a man.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal was established in 1936 in memory of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Awarded annually, the Medal is judged solely by children’s librarians and is only awarded to titles that fall in the children/young adult category.
For more information, visit The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals website.