The Cilip Carnegie & Kate Greenaway 2015 Awards
Buffalo Soldier. This outstanding novel was inspired by the story of Cathy Williams, a freed slave after the American Civil War who disguised herself as a man and joined the US Army during the Indian Wars as William Cathay. Taking this one extraordinary move by a bold woman, Landman crafted the tale of Charlie O'Hara; a young woman who comes across the body of a dead soldier and in a bid for freedom and autonomy assumes his identity....an incredible story that sings with a true strong voice. A most deserving winner of this prestigious award.
The years Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded to Shackleton's Journey,
Congratulations to both winners.