The children of North Carolina chose the same book as the students at Wake Forest Elementary for the 2017 winner of the North Carolina Children's Book Award. As reported on the NCCBA website, "I Yam a Donkey, written and illustrated by Cece Bell, is the winner in the Picture Book Category, receiving 30,272 of the 93,734 total votes cast."
I am the Teacher/Librarian at Wake Forest Elementary School. I have worked in Media Centers for the last 13 years----as a Media Assistant at Wakefield Elementary for four years, and as the Teacher/Librarian at Wake Forest Elementary since 2008. Mr. Lim and I have three children---Brian lives and works in Durham; Allison attends the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill; and Kyle is a Freshman at The Ohio State University. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family; reading; and watching sports (football and basketball).