Monday, January 10, 2011

Celebrating the ALA Winners & Honorees

Hooray for the ALA award winners, honorees, and committees! Learn more:

Guest Post: Ann Angel on Janis Joplin, Rise Up Singing! (YALSA NF winner)

Guest Post: G. Neri on Beginning the Journey to a Finished Novel (CSK honor author)

New Voice Interview: Blythe Woolston on The Freak Observer (Morris winner)

Cynsational Notes

Special cheers to rock-star Jennifer L. Holm (Newbery honor author), who already deserves a life-time achievement award, and Rita Williams-Garcia (Coretta Scott King winner and Newbery honor author).


Sheila Berenson said...

Read One Crazy Summer last year. Good for kids to learn about time period they probably know nothing about. Took me a few chapters to appreciate.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

I adore One Crazy Summer. I suspect there's an intentional rhythm to it. You're a tad unsettled as the characters are unsettled, coming into a new place where they don't feel welcome. Then the story folds you in, page after page.