To enact section 5.091 of the Revised Code to adopt the book M.C. Higgins, the Great, authored by Virginia Hamilton, as the official youth literature novel of the state and to designate Virginia Hamilton as the official youth literature author of the state.
Section 1. That section 5.091 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5.091. That children's book M.C. Higgins, the Great, authored by Virginia Hamilton, is the official youth literature novel of the state and Virginia Hamilton, longtime resident of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and recipient of numerous awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the De Grummond Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the John Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, the International Board on Books for Young People Honor Book, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Library of Congress Best Books for Children, the MacArthur Fellowship Genius Award, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children, the New York Times Outstanding Children's Book of the Year, the Ohio Humanities Council Richard Bjornson Distinguished Service Award, the Ohioana Award, and the Ohio Governor's Award, is the official youth literature author of the state.