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Christopher Award

The Christopher Award (established 1949) is presented to the producers, directors, and writers of Maryknoll priest James Keller.

The 2011 Christopher Awards were announced on April 6, 2011, and were presented in a ceremony on May 19.[2]

Contents

  • Judging process 1
  • Categories 2
  • Selection of previous winners/honorees 3
    • Christopher Leadership Awards 3.1
    • Christopher Life Achievement Award 3.2
    • James Keller Award 3.3
    • Books for Adults 3.4
    • Books for Young People 3.5
    • Feature films 3.6
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Judging process

Publishers, TV networks, and film directors are asked to submit titles and work that they believe to be award-worthy. Industry professionals and Christopher staff members make the final selections based on:

  1. Artistic and technical proficiency
  2. Significant degree of public acceptance
  3. Affirmation of the highest values of the human spirit

Categories

  • Christopher Leadership Awards
  • Christopher Life Achievement Award
  • James Keller Award
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Young People
  • Feature Films
  • Television & Cable

Selection of previous winners/honorees

Christopher Leadership Awards

Christopher Life Achievement Award

James Keller Award

Books for Adults

2014[7]

  • American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things by Bob Dotson (Viking Press/Penguin Group)
  • Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith (Loyola Press)
  • The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero by Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying (Ignatius Press)
  • On These Courts: A Miracle Season That Changed a City, a Once-Future Star, and a Team Forever by Wayne B. Drash (Touchstone Books/Simon and Schuster)
  • Walk In Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World? by Jim Ziolkowski with James S. Hirsch (Simon and Schuster)

2013

  • Carly’s Voice by Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann
  • Fearless by Eric Blehm
  • A Good Man by Mark Shriver
  • My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
  • Road to Valor by Aili and Andres McConnon

2012

  • A Good and Perfect Gift by Julia Becker
  • An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
  • I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish
  • Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis and Beth Clark
  • Little Princes by Conor Grennan

2011

2010

2009

  • Alex & Me by Irene Pepperberg
  • American-Made—The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work by Nick Taylor
  • Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives by Jim Sheeler
  • Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America by Steven Waldman
  • The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez
  • Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance by Michael Bart and Laurel Corona

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

  • Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  • Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, The Arctic Hero Time Forgot by Ken McGoogan
  • Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominique Lapierre & Javier Moro
  • Jim's Last Summer: Lessons on Living from a Dying Priest by Teresa Rhodes McGee
  • Standing on Holy Ground: A Triumph Over Hate Crime in the Deep South by Sandra E. Johnson

2002

2001[8]

  • Aging with Grace, by David Snowdon, Ph.D. (Bantam Books)
  • Choosing Mercy, by Antoinette Bosco (Orbis Books)
  • Freedom’s Daughters, by Lynne Olson (Scribner)
  • An Hour Before Daylight, by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster)
  • John Adams, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
  • Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, LLC)

Books for Young People

2014[7]

  • Preschool and up: Maya Was Grumpy written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur (Flashlight Press)
  • Kindergarten and up: Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front by Suzanne Collins, illustrated by James Proimos (Scholastic Press)
  • Ages 6 and up: The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick Press)
  • Ages 8 and up: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell (Candlewick Press)
  • Ages 10 and up: The Boy On the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing)

2013

2012

  • Shine: Choices to Make God Smile by Genny Monchamp with illustrations by Karol Kaminski
  • Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown with illustrations by John Parra
  • You Can Be a Friend by Tony Dungy and Lauren Dungy with illustrations by Ron Mazellan
  • Hooper Finds a Family by Jane Paley
  • Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
  • Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

2011

2010

  • Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story by Yumi Heo (Preschool)
  • Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, & Mary Nethery (Ages 6–8)
  • Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin with illustrations by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Ages 8–10)
  • Extra Credit by Andrew Clements with illustrations by Mark Elliott (Ages 10–12)

A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden (Young Adult) 2009

  • Close to You: How Animals Bond by Kimiko Kajikawa (Preschool)
  • That Book Woman by Heather Henson with illustrations by David Small (Ages 6–8)
  • Clementine’s Letter by Sara Pennypacker with illustrations by Marla Frazee (Ages 8–10)
  • Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell (Ages 10–12)
  • Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers (Young Adult)

2008

2007

2006

  • Am I a Color Too? by Heidi Cole & Nancy Vogl with illustrations by Gerald Purnell (Preschool)
  • I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter (Ages 6–8)
  • Game Day by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber with Robert Burleigh, illustrations by Barry Root (Ages 8–10)
  • Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney (Ages 10–12)
  • Hitch by Jeanette Ingold (Young Adult)

2005

2004

2003

  • People Mole and the Baby Bird by Marjorie Newman with illustrations by Patrick Benson
  • Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience School written and illustrated by Mark Teague (Ages 6–8)
  • The Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool by Margaret Gray with illustrations by Randy Cecil (Ages 8–10)
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (Ages 10–12)
  • Left for Dead by Pete Nelson (Young Adult)

2002

2001[8]

  • Ages 6-8: How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague (The Blue Sky Press/Scholastic Inc.)
  • Ages 9-10: The Mousery, by Charlotte Pomerantz, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus (Gulliver Books/Harcourt, Inc.)
  • Ages 11-12: The Yellow Star, by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Henri Sørensen (Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.)
  • Ages 11-12: Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • Young Adult: The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins Publishers)

Feature films

2006

2005

2004

2003 About a Boy

2002

2001[8]

  • Billy Elliot (Universal Focus)
  • Cast Away (20th Century Fox/DreamWorks)
  • Finding Forrester (Columbia Pictures)
  • My Dog Skip (Warner Bros.)
  • Remember the Titans (Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films)

References

  1. ^ The Christopher Awards, The Christophers, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Christopher Award Winners Highlight the Power of Faith, Courage and Action, The Chistophers, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2011.
  3. ^ The Christopher's page on Scotty Smiley
  4. ^ The Christopher's page on Dolores Hart
  5. ^ The Christopher's page on Marty Lyons
  6. ^ The Christopher's page on Shannon Hickey
  7. ^ a b c "Heroism, Hope and Selflessness Highlighted in 65th Annual Christopher Award Winners". Release April 2, 2014. The Christophers. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  8. ^ a b c "The 52nd Annual Christopher Award Winners". The Christophers (christophers.org). Retrieved 2014-07-25.

External links

  • Official website
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