This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chalk Dust on My Shoulder, a memoir by Worthington High School teacher Charles G. Rousculp. The book, which was published in 1969, went on to win the 1970 Ohioana Book Award for best nonfiction by an Ohio author.
The Ohioana Library Association gives awards each year to recognize outstanding literary achievement by Ohio writers and on Ohio subjects. Other notable nonfiction Ohioana award winners include Wil Haygood, Susan Orlean, John Glenn, Ian Frazier and Jesse Owens. The award has been given annually since 1942.
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