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The 58th Annual Christopher Award Winners


2007 Christopher Leadership Award

William F. Baker

2007 Special Christopher Award

The More You Know


Barefootin’: Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom, by Unita Blackwell with JoAnne Prichard Morris (Crown Publishers/Random House, Inc.)

Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario (Random House/Random House, Inc.)

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, by Francis S. Collins (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc.)

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, by Immaculée Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin (Hay House, Inc.)

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan (Bloomsbury Publishing)

My Life with the Saints, by James Martin, SJ (Loyola Press)



Hero Cat, by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Jo Ellen McAllister Stammen (Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books)

Ages 6 – 8
How We Are Smart, by W. Nikola-Lisa, Illustrated by Sean Qualls (Lee & Low Books Inc.)

Ages 8 – 10
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick Press)

Ages 10 – 12
Listen!, by Stephanie S. Tolan (HarperCollins Children’s Books/HarperCollins Publishers)

Young Adult
Bread and Roses, Too, by Katherine Paterson (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company)


Akeelah and the Bee (Lionsgate)
Director: Doug Atchison, Screenwriter: Doug Atchison, Producers: Nancy Hult Ganis, Sid Ganis, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa & Danny Llewelyn, Co-Producers: Mike Upton, Kent Kubena & Jaki Brown-Karman, Executive Producers: Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Marc Butan, Helen Sugland, Michael Burns, Michael Paseornek & Tom Ortenberg

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Pictures and Walden Media)
Director: Gary Winick, Screenwriters: Susannah Grant & Karey Kirkpatrick, Producer: Jordan Kerner, Co-Producer: Anthony Winley, Executive Producers: Edgar M. Bronfman, Julia Pistor, Bernie Williams & Paul Neesan

Miss Potter (The Weinstein Company)
Director: Chris Noonan, Screenwriter: Richard Maltby, Jr., Producers: Mike Medavoy, David Kirschner, Corey Sienega, Arnold W. Messer & David Thwaites, Executive Producers: Renée Zellweger, Nigel Wooll, Louis Phillips, Steve Christian, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein & Colin Vaines

The Nativity Story (New Line Cinema)
Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Screenwriter: Mike Rich, Producers: Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen, Executive Producers: Toby Emmerich, Cale Boyter, Tim Van Rellim, Mike Rich & Catherine Hardwicke, Co-Executive Producers: Judd Funk & Michael Disco

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Zeitgeist Films)
Director: Marc Rothemund, Screenwriter: Fred Breinersdorfer, Producers: Christoph Mueller, Sven Burgemeister, Fred Breinersdorfer & Marc Rothemund, Co-Producer: Bettina Reitz

Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Deepa Mehta, Screenwriter: Deepa Mehta, Producer: David Hamilton, Executive Producers: Mark Burton, Ajay Virmani & Doug Mankoff

World Trade Center (Paramount Pictures)
Director: Oliver Stone, Screenwriter: Andrea Berloff, Producers: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Moritz Borman & Debra Hill, Co-Producer: Chantal Feghali, Executive Producers: Donald J. Lee, Jr. & Norm Golightly


ABC News 20/20: A Simple Twist of Fate (ABC-TV)
Writer: Bob Brown, Producer: Alan B. Goldberg, Executive Producer: David T. Sloan

Baghdad ER (HBO)
Directors: Jon Alpert & Matthew O’Neill, Producers: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill & Joseph Feury, Executive Producers: Lee Grant & Sheila Nevins

Cinemax Reel Life: Favela Rising (CINEMAX)
Directors: Jeff Zimbalist & Matt Mochary, Producers: Matt Mochary & Jeff Zimbalist, Executive Producers: Ravi Anne & Rich Lim, Executive Producer for CINEMAX Reel Life: Sheila Nevins

Nature — Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History (PBS/WNET New York)
Director/Writer/Producer: Allison Argo, Producer for NATURE: Jill Clarke, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, Executive Producer for NATURE: Fred Kaufman

The Ron Clark Story (TNT)
Director: Randa Haines, Screenwriters: Max Enscoe & Annie DeYoung, Producers: Craig McNeil, Tom Cox, Murray Ord & Jordy Randall, Executive Producers: Howard Burkons, Brenda Friend, Adam Gilad, Sunta Izzicupo, Frances Croke Page, Paul Jackson & Jody Brockway