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WFMAD Day 15 – Better Late Than Never

Tweet I’m late. I know. I should probably hang my head in shame. But I’m not going to. Our weekend was filled with camping with friends and then today we had some family stuff that took up most of the day, which was way longer than I thought it would. I don’t regret one second. […]
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Brilliant Win of Kate Messner

TweetI don’t have much time this morning, but I wanted to post a quick video from last night. This is for Kate Messner, who couldn’t be here at BEA because she is a dedicated teacher and she is teaching this week.That did not stop her book, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, from winning a big […]
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Don’t You Just Love Writers Who Can Say What You Feel?

TweetSo do me a favor today.Read Deb Heiligman’s post about the LA Times Book Prize and Festival & the power of childrens’ literature and missing her mom.Deb is one of my bestest friends, which means I am now going to call and yell at her and thank her in the same breath for making me cry.It […]
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TweetI have a couple of tidbits I’ve been wanting to share with you, so get your pens and paper ready.1. Congratulations to Professor Annette Gordon-Reed for winning prize after exquisite prize for her incredible, important, must-be-read-by-all-Americans book, The Hemingses of Monticello. In addition to taking last year’s National Book Award for Non-Fiction, and the Pulitzer […]
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When great things happen to great writers who are also my friends

TweetHUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH!The National Book Award Finalists have been announced. The finalists in the Young People’s Literature category are: Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith (Henry Holt) Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.) Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three […]
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