A Walk in the Words

“A Walk in the Words,” written and illustrated by Hudson Talbott and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House.

A Walk in the Words


An ode to persistence and determination, this inspiring autobiographical picture book recounts the author’s struggles and triumphs in learning to read. Drawing came easily to Hudson, but reading longer and longer texts was challenging. The illustrations communicate the emotion Hudson felt as he found his own way in a world filled with words.




Awards Won

Title Year
official seal of the schneider family book award Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

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2022 - Honor(s)