Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan are the authors of many distinguished books about art, including Action Jackson (a Sibert Honor book) and Christo and Jean-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond (an ALA Notable book). Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of an Artist received a Sibert Honor and has been selected as a Common Core “Text Exemplar.” Their last two collaborations, Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring and The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius, have earned starred reviews and Sibert Honors. Ballet for Martha also received an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and The Mad Potter was recognized as a Orbis Pictus Recommended Book.
The Mad Potter is a recipient of the following awards and distinctions:
Robert F. Sibert Award - Honor
ALSC Notable Children's Books
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens List
2014 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Title
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List
Kansas William Allen White Award Master List
CCBC Choice (University. of Wisconsin)
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
School, Library Journal, Best Books of the Year 2014
Booklist, Editor’s Choice 2014
On April 20th, Jan and Sandra received the 2013 Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C. Award for their body of work. Ms. Greenberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Jordan lives in New York, New York. Event flyer (PDF). To learn more about Jan and Sandra read “Inside the Remarkable Partnership of Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan” by Catherine Reef.
A Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring continues to receive praise and accolades. You can read the growing list here.
Read Sylvia Vardell’s interview with Jan Greenberg in the November 2012 issue of Book Links. (PDF)
Read Leonard Marcus's interview with Sandra Jordan in Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices.
Notes from the Horn Book asks “Five questions for Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.” Read the interview here.