Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7pm ET
A Virtual Event
Thank you to all who joined us!
COVID-19 has changed everything about how our nation’s youngest children are
reading and learning this year. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to ensuring
that preschool-aged children aren’t left behind and that they have a positive and
healthy foundation for literacy.
Books for Kids held their inaugural Heroes of Education Event on April 13, 2021.
This virtual event honored and recognized educators who have continued to
educate and inspire despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, as well as those who have improved the landscape of early childhood through their work.
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Amanda & Bret Hirsh
Ron & Steve Sussman
Kevin & Sarah Stein
Recipients of our annual awards
John Graham Tucker Leadership Award
Penguin Young Readers
A Division of Penguin Random House
Book of the Year Award
Mike Curato & the
Little Elliot Series
You nominated YOUR education heroes
We're thrilled to honor the following educators for their incredible service to their communities and students during COVID
Educator Award Winners
Thank you to all who submitted.
Dr. Lisette Caesar
Dr. Janice Gray-Pierre
Janay C. Smith