My editor wrote recently to inform me that BIRD has been selected as a Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) “choices” book for 2009. It made me start to think about all of the honors that BIRD has received and what they all mean. For book readers who may not understand all of the lists and … Read more
To hear a bunch of sleepy award winners (self included) check out the ALA highlights video here
Yesterday my editor called to let me know that I am this year’s recipient of the EZRA JACK KEATS (illustration) AWARD . I am doing the happy dance. Thank you to the New York Public Library (where, ironically, I was doing research when I heard the news) for this amazing and wonderful honor! THE EZRA … Read more
Check out a great interview with Don Tate on The Brown Bookshelf. Thanks Don!
What a great day yesterday. For those who missed the webcast of the ALA Youth Media Awards, you can watch the announcements here: Thanks again to the CSK Committee for bestowing such an honor!
Today is one of the best days of my life. This morning at 8AM I received a phone call from The Coretta Scott King Committee to inform me that I am this year’s winner of the John Steptoe Award for New Talent (first female to ever win)! I can’t even begin to tell you how … Read more
Okay, I’m extremely superstitious when it comes to certain things, and all in all, I try to avoid award talk when at all possible. However, it is that time of year for the American Library Association Awards. Of course there is always Caldecott and Newbery Award buzz, but the bleachers for the Coretta Scott King … Read more