Sarah Barnes writes about her daughter, Meredith Hemphill, in “Meredith & Me.” Credit: Brenda Ladd Photograph

Sometime American-Statesman columnist Sarah Barnes received notice yesterday that she has won the 2016 Barbara Jordan Media Award in the book category for “Meredith & Me,” her book about raising her daughter Meredith, who was born with several brain abnormalities.

The award is presented by  the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Barnes will receive it in Arlington on April 23.

I interviewed Barnes last November about the book. You can read that interview here.

You can also read her past “A Different Road” columns here. 

Barnes is not the only connection to win a Barbara Jordan Award. Statesman photographer Rodolfo Gonzalez and videographer Kelly West won in photojournalism for their work on this piece: Team Manager Inspires Georgetown Eagles to Soar.