Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Booklist Named Signed, Abiah Rose to Two Top Ten Lists for 2010

I wrote recently about the Top of the List selection on Booklist.  Today I'm happy to mention that my book, Signed, Abiah Rose, made two of Booklist's 2010 Top Ten lists.  The list of Top Ten Historical Titles for Youth was announced April 15.  I recently learned that my book has also been named to the Top Ten Art Books for Youth.  The honor of being on the same list with the likes of Karen Cushman, Richard Peck, David Wiesner and Sid Fleischman is amazing.  A wonderful gift for the holidays!

Alchemy and Meggy Swann. By Karen Cushman.

Ashes. By Kathryn Lasky.

Blessing’s Bead. By Debby Dahl Edwardson.

Crossing Stones. By Helen Frost.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. By Jacqueline Kelly.

Is It Night or Day? By Fern Schumer Chapman.

One Crazy Summer. By Rita Williams-Garcia.

A Season of Gifts. By Richard Peck.

Signed, Abiah Rose. By Diane Browning. Illus. by the author.

Take Me with You. By Carolyn Marsden.

Art & Max. By David Wiesner. Illus. by the author.

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring. By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. Illus. by Brian Floca.

Bridget’s Beret. By Tom Lichtenheld. Illus. by the author.

Brontorina. By James Howe. Illus. by Randy Cecil.

The Django. By Levi Pinfold. Illus. by the author.

Mimi’s Dada Catifesto. By Shelley Jackson. Illus. by the author.

Paris in the Spring with Picasso. By Joan Yolleck. Illus. by Marjorie Priceman.

Signed, Abiah Rose. By Diane Browning. Illus. by the author.

Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World. By Sid Fleischman.  illus.

Tupac Shakur: Hip-Hop Idol. By Carrie Golus. illus.


  1. Thank you! I'm thrilled and honored (and I love Booklist!!)

  2. What a great honor - and so well-deserved, Diane. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations, Diane. Abiah Rose and you both deserve the honor!

  4. How close is this to an autobiography? And by the way, I come via a favorite blog of mine, Tattered & Lost Ephemera. Were you encouraged to pursue your art and words, or told to excel at something more practical? Just curious, because out of the box, my folks pushed me, especially my best friend (my mother) to pursue my art at any cost.

  5. Thanks, Joan and Megan!

    MrCachet, I was raised in a family of women artists who were encouraging and supportive about my intention to be a professional artist and writer. So I did not face the problems Abiah Rose had within her family. I have, however, encountered and witnessed sexism in the arts and feel very strongly about women (and men!) following their dreams of self-expression.