ALA Highlights

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

The 40th Coretta Scott King Award Ceremony was more than I hoped it would be. I shared the stage with some of my favorite artists and authors and was uplifted by librarians from across the country. I was especially excited to see a lot of familiar faces from the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. New York represent! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Here are a few pictures from the ceremony.

CSK Ceremony Water

CSK Ceremony Water (that's Sean Qualls, this year's illustration honoree, sitting to the left of me)

Kadir Nelson (this year's author winner and illustrator honoree)

Kadir Nelson (this year's author winner and illustrator honoree)

the point of it all

the point of it all

Once more pics are sent to me, I will post away. Now, off to bed, I’m wiped out. I’m looking forward to doing this again sometime! ๐Ÿ˜‰

*For those who received postcards fom me at the conference, please excuse two things. First, the date of my award should read 2009, not 2008, and I used the wrong cover of Bird. I should have also included the EJK medal.

18 Comments

  1. Nicole Tadgell
    July 15, 2009

    Congratulations! It is so wonderful to see your dreams being fulfilled.

    -Nicole

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  2. JT
    July 15, 2009

    Congrats, Shadra!

    Remind me to commission you for any speech I may have to make in the future.

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  3. Zetta Elliott
    July 15, 2009

    hurray! you look gorgeous–very glam hair, girl…congrats!

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  4. susan
    July 15, 2009

    Congratulations! Love your speech and the photos. I can only imagine the effect you have on children. I got goosebumps reading your speech.

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    • admin
      July 15, 2009

      Thanks everyone!

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  5. Nick Glass
    July 15, 2009

    It is wonderful to read this speech after watching you so beautifully give it. Love the theme. Love the message. Keep up the wonderful work Shadra. I look forward to your next projects.

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    • admin
      July 15, 2009

      Thanks so much Nick!

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  6. J Fox
    July 15, 2009

    Great speech and you look awesome!

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    • admin
      July 15, 2009

      Thanks Jen. I so wish you could have been there. It was such a proud moment for all of us.

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  7. Taeeun
    July 15, 2009

    awww Shadra You look FABULOUS!!! Congrats again and hope to be there with you next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. admin
    July 16, 2009

    Thanks Yoote <3

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  9. Jules
    July 16, 2009

    So fabulous! Congrats! When things slow down, let’s do an interview! (Tired of me asking you that? I’m relentless, huh?)

    Congratulations again!

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  10. admin
    July 16, 2009

    Thanks Jules. I promise promise to drop you a line as soon as I come up for air. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Adam Taylor
    July 18, 2009

    Wow, that is so exciting! What a dream!

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  12. Don
    July 29, 2009

    Congratulations, this makes me smile. And you look like a movie star on the red carpet.

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  13. Shadra
    July 29, 2009

    Thanks Don. I felt like a movie star ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Helo
    October 25, 2009

    Hi Shandra!
    I love your drawings and illustrations!
    You have so much talent Iยดm your fan.
    Congratulations!
    A hug,
    Helo Moruzzi

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    • admin
      October 25, 2009

      Thanks Helo!
      I am a big fan of hugs~

      Reply

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