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ALA Highlights

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 York Public Library. New York represent! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Here are a few pictures from the ceremony.

CSK Ceremony Water

CSK Ceremony Water (that's Sean Qualls, this year's illustration honoree, sitting to the left of me)

Kadir Nelson (this year's author winner and illustrator honoree)

Kadir Nelson (this year's author winner and illustrator honoree)

the point of it all

the point of it all

Once more pics are sent to me, I will post away. Now, off to bed, I’m wiped out. I’m looking forward to doing this again sometime! ;-)

*For those who received postcards fom me at the conference, please excuse two things. First, the date of my award should read 2009, not 2008, and I used the wrong cover of Bird. I should have also included the EJK medal.

The Brown Bookshelf Interview

Check out a great interview with Don Tate on The Brown Bookshelf. Thanks Don!


ALA Webcast

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!