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The 61st Annual Christopher Award Winners


2010 James Keller Award

Brother Tyrone A. Davis, C.F.C., J.D.


A. Lincoln: A Biography, by Ronald C. White, Jr. (Random House/Random House, Inc.)

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs,
in Afghanistan and Pakistan
by Greg Mortenson (Viking/Penguin Group USA Inc.)

Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness,
by Tracy Kidder (Random House/Random House, Inc.)

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's
Master Builder and Transformed the American City
by Anthony Flint (Random House/Random House, Inc.)


Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story, by Yumi Heo
(Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House Children's Books)

Ages 6-8
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle,
by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery  
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group, Inc.)

Ages 8-10
Most Loved in All the World,
by Tonya Cherie Hegamin, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
(Houghton Mifflin Company)

Ages 10-12
Extra Credit, by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Mark Elliott
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Young Adult
A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean,
by Tori Murden McClure
(Collins/HarperCollins Publishers)


The Blind Side (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: John Lee Hancock; Screenwriter: John Lee Hancock; Producers: Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove & Broderick Johnson; Co-Producers: Yolanda T. Cochran, Steven P. Wegner & K.C. Hodenfield; Executive Producers: Molly Smith, Timothy M. Bourne & Erwin Stoff

Invictus (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Clint Eastwood; Screenwriter: Anthony Peckham; Producers: Clint Eastwood, Lori McCreary, Robert Lorenz & Mace Neufeld; Executive Producers: Morgan Freeman, Tim Moore, Gary Barber & Roger Birnbaum

UP (Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios)
Director: Pete Docter; Co-Director: Bob Peterson; Screenwriters: Bob Peterson & Pete Docter; Producer: Jonas Rivera; Executive Producers: John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton


 The Alzheimer's Project: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? with Maria Shriver (HBO)
Directors: Eamon Harrington & John Watkin; Producers: Eamon Harrington & John Watkin; Series Producer: John Hoffman; Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins & Maria Shriver

Hallmark Hall of Fame—The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (CBS-TV)
Director: John Kent Harrison; Screenwriters: John Kent Harrison & Lawrence John Spagnola; Co-Producer: Cameron Johann; Executive Producers: Jeff Rice, Jeff Most & Brent Shields

Locks of Love: The Kindest Cut (HBO Family)
Directors: Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon; Producers: Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon; Co-Producer: Nancy Baker

P.O.V.—The English Surgeon (PBS)
Director: Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Geoffrey Smith; Co-Producer: Rachel Wexler; Executive Producers for BBC: Greg Sanderson & Nick Fraser; Executive Producer for ITVS International: Sally Jo Fifer; Executive Producer for P.O.V.: Simon Kilmurry

Taking Chance (HBO)
Director: Ross Katz; Screenwriters: Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl & Ross Katz; Producer: Lori Keith Douglas; Executive Producers: Brad Krevoy, Cathy Wischner-Sola & Ross Katz; Co-Executive Producer: William Teitler