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2022 Anne V. Zarrow Award Winner Nikki Grimes Profile Photograph and Book Covers

This annual workshop for educators features a book by the Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature recipient; all participants receive copies of a selected book for each student in their class and curriculum focused on the award recipient.

Mr. Henry's Books

Mr. Henry's Books is named in honor of Mr. Henry Zarrow.

This annual workshop for educators features a book by the Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature recipient; all participants receive copies of a selected book for each student in their class and curriculum focused on the award recipient. Teachers also learn about online education-based library services, and other youth-based programs and services hosted through the library in an effort to further engage them in literacy, learning and the library.

This program is sponsored by Tulsa City-County Library through the Tulsa Library Trust, made possible by a grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, and hosted in partnership with TulsaKids Magazine.

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Educator Workshops

2022 Educator Workshop focusing on author Nikki Grimes

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 | 9.30-11 a.m.
Central Library, 5th Street & Denver Avenue, Tulsa

Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center

Attention, middle-school and high school teachers and school librarians! You are invited to this virtual continuing education workshop focusing on the works of famed author Nikki Grimes, winner of the 2022 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature.

  • Receive 50 copies of Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes for your students to keep as their own. This book is suited for students ages 12-17.
  • Learn how to incorporate various elements of Ordinary Hazards into your classroom and receive lesson plans on how to use Grimes’ works in a variety of school subjects. [book appropriate for students in grades six through 12]
  • Be introduced to Tulsa City-County Library’s Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature.
  • Gain an opportunity to win a [virtual] classroom visit by Nikki Grimes on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Every participant will receive their student copies of Ordinary Hazards after the workshop as well as an official continuing-education PD certificate.

Participants must be employed by a school district within Tulsa County.

Mr. Henry’s Books is a program of the Tulsa City-County Library, sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust, made possible by a grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.

Registration is Required Here

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 12, 2022

2021 Virtual Educator Workshop | Jason Reynolds

2020 Educator Workshop | Katherine Applegate

2019 Educator Workshop | Rita Williams-Garcia

2018 Educator Workshop | Pam Muñoz Ryan

2017 Educator Workshop | Laurie Halse Anderson

Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature

Past Recipients

2021  Jason Reynolds

2020   Katherine Applegate

2019   Rita Williams-Garcia

2018   Pam Muñoz Ryan

2017   Laurie Halse Anderson 

2016   Gordon Korman 

2015   Sharon Draper 

2014   Jack Gantos 

2013   Jim Murphy 

2012   Jacqueline Woodson 

2011   Kathryn Lasky 

2010   Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

2009   Christopher Paul Curtis 

2008   Louis Sachar 

2007   Kate DiCamillo 

2006   Sharon Creech 

2005   Avi 

2004   Susan Cooper 

2003   Russell Freedman

2002   Richard Peck

2001   E.L. Konigsburg

2000   Jerry Spinelli 

1999   Jane Yolen 

1998   Cynthia Voigt 

1997   Gary Paulsen

1996   Walter Dean Myers 

1995   No Award Given

1994   Lois Lowry 

1993   Katherine Paterson

1992   Madeleine L’Engle 

1991   S.E. Hinton