ALA Highlights

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

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 […]

John Steptoe Award

Posted on Jan 26, 2009 in Art, Awards, Books, Illustration, Uncategorized

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 […]

Coretta Scott King Awards 2009

Posted on Jan 7, 2009 in Art, Artists, Awards, Books, Uncategorized

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 […]