This afternoon, two South Shore constituents were recognized at the State House through the Massachusetts Book Awards Ceremony.
Jerald Walker, of Hingham, was the award winner in the nonfiction category for his book “How to Make a Slave and Other Essays." Through his essays, Jerald provides an examination of what it is to grow, parent, write, and exist as a black American man.
Katherine Sherbrooke, of Cohasset, received honors in the fiction category for her book “Leaving Coy's Hill." The book is an unforgettable story about the triumphs and travails of a woman unwilling to play by the rules, based on the remarkable life of pioneering feminist and abolitionist Lucy Stone.
I am so proud of these two and all of those recognized today for their contributions to Massachusetts’ cultural livelihood. Congratulations again!