Author Sue Alexander passed away unexpectedly on July 3.
From her website: "She helped create, sustain and guide the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for over three decades — her passion and pride has left an indelible mark on what children read to this day, and what she has taught should serve as hope to children in the future." The SCBWI Sue Alexander Award will continue in her honor.
She also was a Cynsational author, highlighted for one of my favorite picture books, Sara's City, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Clarion, 1995). Read a Cynsations interview with Sue. Leave a message for her friends and family here.