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) 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/
LONGLIST REVEALED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE
National Book Award finalist Elizabeth Partridge made this year’s longlist with her nonfiction book “Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam,” and Newbery medalist Christopher Paul Curtis’ novel “The Journey of Little Charlie” is also in the running.
‘WATCH US RISE’ BY RENEE WATSON & ELLEN HAGAN IS ABOUT TWO TEENS WHO START A WOMEN’S RIGHTS CLUB AT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL
Piecing Me Together author Renée Watson has a new YA novel coming out, and she has co-written it with poet Ellen Hagan, author of Hemisphere. Bustle has an exclusive look at the cover of Watson and Hagan’s upcoming book, Watch Us Rise, as well as an excerpt from the novel below.
5 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY STRONG FEMALE ARAB AUTHORS
“It is really hard to be lonely very long in a world of words. Even if you don’t have friends somewhere, you still have language, and it will find you and wrap its little syllables around you and suddenly there will be a story to live in.” …Naomi Shihab Nye
LOIS LOWRY TURNS A PAGE
Like many, Lowry has long been troubled by ongoing school violence in America. “Every time I opened the newspaper, there was a new shooting or other horrific situation.” Over the next few days, Lowry wrote the play that would become How?, which was later changed to Fun and Games.
With her latest creative venture, the beloved author proves a truism: that writing is revision. Also: it’s never too late to try something new.
‘INSPIRING’ GIRL AIMS TO STIR OTHERS INTO ACTION WITH BOOK ABOUT RIVER CLEANUP
Her (Stella Bowles’) story began with a science fair project on the raw sewage that was fouling her local river. It became a cause that made headlines across North America — and prompted governments to ante up more than $15 million to replace all the illegal straight pipes in Nova Scotia.
…her story is poised to reach a wider audience with a book written in her voice by author Anne Laurel Carter, titled “My River: Cleaning up the LaHave River.”
Q & A WITH RAUL COLON
Raúl Colón, who grew up in New York City and Puerto Rico, didn’t get to visit an art museum until he was a grownup. “Even though I was an adult, I reacted like a child. The emotions I felt were overwhelming,” he writes in the author’s note that accompanies his wordless picture book, Imagine! The book’s artwork expresses the excitement that comes from encountering great works of art directly, face to face.
BY DEBORAH HOPKINSON
ILLUSTRATED BY RAUL COLON
THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES “OUR VOICE: CELEBRATING THE CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR AWARDS”
An exhibition depicting African American life, history, and culture by some of the most notable picture-book artists in the field is coming to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Our Voice is the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Coretta Scott King illustrator winners and honorees ever assembled since the award was established in 1974.
BY CALVIN ALEXANDER RAMSEY & GWEN STRAUSS
ILLUSTRATED BY FLOYD COOPER
BY DOREEN RAPPAPORT
ILLUSTRATED BY BRYAN COLLIER
BY KAREN ENGLISH
ILLUSTRATED BY JAVAKA STEPTOE