An Illinois State University Scholar has won one of the most prestigious awards in children's literature. Distinguished Professor Roberta Seelinger Trites is a Brothers Grimm honoree for her analysis and criticism in the field.
The International Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka, Japan gives the award every couple years. This is the 16th award.
It recognizes research and development into children’s literature. Trites said she's overwhelmed and astounded.