JANE ADDAMS AWARD WINNER MALALA YOUSAFZAI’S BIOPIC ‘GUL MAKAI’ DEPICTS HER SPEAKING OUT FOR GIRLS & EDUCATION

FIRST LOOK OF MALALA YOUSAFZAI’S BIOPIC ‘GUL MAKAI’ REVEALED


The first motion poster of Gul Makai, a biopic on Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the courageous Pakistani activist who defied Taliban, was unveiled Tuesday.

The poster depicts a young girl holding open a book while an explosion takes place on the book.

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JANE ADDAMS HONOR AUTHOR RENEE WATSON AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION &  SPEAKING IN PORTLAND

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson with Bryan Collier, cover artist for Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury).

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Winners of the Oregon Book Awards sponsored by the Portland nonprofit Literary Arts were announced April 30, 2018, in a ceremony hosted by author Renee Watson, a Portland native…

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AUTHOR DISCUSSES LONELINESS AT CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE

“We spend our lives, I think, trying to alleviate that loneliness,” the 81-year-old told a packed Shenandoah University auditorium on Friday. “We do it so often through literature.”

This kind of empathy — understanding the loneliness of other people and relating to it — is critical to understanding her work, Lowry said. Of the nearly 50 books she has written, almost all of them “start with someone who is broken.”

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JACQUELINE WOODSON AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

 

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson (l.) and National Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith signing in the Library of Congress booth.

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SAVE THE DATE: JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD CEREMONY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 AT 2:30 PM

777 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA FL 2 (44TH & 1ST)

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! (Details of streaming to be announced at a later date.)

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