ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Mary Ellen LoPresti Publication Award, Children’s Book Category
Madagascar from A to Z is a children’s alphabet book written in English and translated into Malagasy. This colorful picture book features the endemic fauna and flora of Madagascar, and provides for children an engaging introduction to protecting these natural wonders. The book evolved from a project undertaken in an undergraduate honors course at the University of Florida to an international partnership over the two years it took to complete. Published by the Library Press at UF, the book exemplifies a deep collaboration among the library, undergraduates, library faculty, and Malagasy colleagues.