Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

Written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.



"Using first-hand accounts, illustrations and documents from archival sources, Bartoletti recreates the milieu of a century and a half ago, and links the lives of ordinary people to larger social, cultural and political issues," Sibert Award Committee Chair Nina Lindsay said. "A model of engaging scholarship and accessible social history, Bartoletti's beautifully designed book makes clear the long-lasting impact of this event and the economic and political issues that lead to famine today."

Awards Won

Title Year
Sibert Seal Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.
2002 - Winner(s)