CREATE DANGEROUSLY, FOR PEOPLE WHO READ DANGEROUSLY: EDWIDGE DANTICAT

JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD CEREMONY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 AT 2:30 PM

777 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA FL 2 (44TH & 1ST) NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

A memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners and honorees. Enjoy a reception and an opportunity for book signing after formal presentation of the awards. All the award books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not needed. Can’t come to NYC? Follow the ceremony as it is live streamed from https://www.facebook.com/pg/janeaddamspeace/posts/

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NEUSTADT LIT FEST BRINING AUTHOR EDWIDGE DANTICAT TO NORMAN

Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat is heading to Norman next month to participate in the 2018 Neustadt Lit Fest at the University of Oklahoma.

The festival, which is held by the literary publication World Literature Today, is an opportunity for Normanites and literary fans to celebrate the work of authors, both renowned and up-and-coming. Danticat won the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2017.

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TURNING PAGES: MY LIFE STORY—INTERVIEW WITH ILLUSTRATOR LULU DELACRE

Interview with author and illustrator Lulu Delacre and discussion questions.

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, ‘TURNING PAGES: MY LIFE STORY’

On Sept. 17, which just happened to be Constitution Day, we got the chance to interview Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her new book, “Turning Pages: My Life Story” (Philomel Books).

As you probably know, Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina to sit on the highest court in the United States. She was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama. We asked her about the illustrator of the new book, Lulu Delacre.

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JACQUELINE WOODSON’S WORKS DEAL WITH ISSUES KIDS HOW ARE ‘DIFFERENT’ MUST FACE

Throughout her books for young readers, Woodson has championed tolerance and change. In “Each Kindness” (ages 5 to 8), a girl and her friends shun a new girl who eventually stops coming to school. A lesson learned late, readers discover, is better than a lesson never learned.

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LITERARY AWARDS SEASON HEATS UP WITH $50,000 KIRKUS PRIZE FINALISTS

The middle-grade books that made the cut are “Merci Suárez Changes Gears” by Meg Medina and “Harbor Me” by Jacqueline Woodson, the celebrated author who serves as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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ARTIST FAITH RINGGOLD WILL DISCUSS HER SIX-DECADE CAREER


This Thursday, as part of the programming for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, the Brooklyn Museum will present a talk by artist Faith Ringgold as she “discusses her work as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent from the 1960s to the present day.”

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THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART CELEBRATES LITERARY LEADERS AT 13TH ANNUAL CARLE HONORS

Museum co-founder and prolific author and illustrator Eric Carle greeted guests… to kick off the presentation. Award-winning author, publisher, and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney took up the baton to host the rest of the presentation…

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POET TO WORK WITH SCHOOLS

 

Weatherford will work with students from Conners Emerson School and MDI High School as well as homeschooled students. Afterward, the Jesup will work with the schools to host regular workshops to help kids learn storytelling, both spoken and written.

“The idea is to inspire kids by meeting a real author who’s telling great stories, then work with them to tell their own stories,” said Melinda Rice-Schoon, the Jesup’s program director.

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1968: STUDENT ACTIVISM THEN AND NOW AT (WORDS) BOOKSTORE IN MAPLEWOOD

Local author Marc Aronson will be moderating a panel on Student  Activism Then and Now at [wordsBookstore in Maplewood, NJ…

Mark will be joined in conversation with Newbery Award-winning author Jim Murphy and editor Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
The panelists will be discussing and signing 1968: Today’s Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution and Change, an anthology that features essays, memoirs and more by fourteen award-winning authors, each bringing their unique perspective to one of the world’s most tumultuous years.

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SY MONTGOMERY’S BOOK ‘HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE’ IS A HEARTWARMING LOVE LETTER TO THE ANIMALS SHE’S BONDED WITH IN HER LIFE

It’s clear that Montgomery views every creature that she meets as a unique individual, with their own personality, needs, and desires. The animals in How to Be a Good Creature are complex, fully-fleshed characters. So, what helps Montgomery discover an animal’s character? “I think just the ability to be quiet, and to listen, and to open your heart. It’s just being still,” she says.

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