NCTE, through the Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, has established an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus, commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures (1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.

2020 Orbis Pictus Award Winner:

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
by Barry Wittenstein and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

View the current and past winners here.