Fall Into Books, a program sponsored by SOKY Book Fest partners, brought Evelyn THurman award winning author Crystal Hubbard and illustrator Robert McGuire to Bowling Green this week. Ms. Hubbard and Mr. McGuire visited area elementary schools, to discuss their picture book The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby. The book is about Jimmy Winkfield, one of history’s finest horsemen and the last African American to win the Kentucky Derby. Ms. Hubbard and Mr. McGuire will be honored on Friday at the Evelyn Thurman Award luncheon held at the KY Museum.
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Western Kentucky University Libraries has selected The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield, written by Crystal Hubbard and illustrated by Robert McGuire, as the winner of the fourth Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award. Hubbard is a sports buff and full-time writer. Her children’s books have received honors such as Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year and ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project. Hubbard lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and their four children. McGuire is a full-time illustrator with a degree in fine arts whose work reflects a love of diverse cultures. He currently lives in New York City. The author and illustrator have been invited to attend an awards luncheon in their honor at the Kentucky Library & Museum in November.