Robert A. Powell has been named the Central Kentucky Association of School Librarians Jesse Stuart Award recipient for 2015. This award is presented annually to honor exceptional production of media relating to and promoting Kentucky.
Powell has authored and illustrated more than 35 books. Fourteen of his titles are available; the others are out of print. He is currently involved in a project to place two of his books, It Happened Today! In Kentucky History and My Kentucky Sketchbook, in every elementary school across the state to enhance the Kentucky history studies in the fourth grade. The GoFundMe.com project is named Calling All Kentuckians.
As the award winner, Powell will also be considered for the state-level Jesse Stuart Award.