WELL READ BLACK GIRL MAKES THE CASE FOR WHY REPRESENTATION IN LITERATURE CHANGES LIVES

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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THE 10 BOOKS TO READ IN OCTOBER

Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl online community is one of the best arguments for social media that exists. In this essay collection she has edited, we can see that it’s also necessary, with some of today’s finest writers — including Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson and Tayari Jones — making the case for why representation in literature changes lives.

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JACQUELINE WOODSON’S REAL MAKE-BELIEVE VISIT TO OAKLAND

The celebrated author of the memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming,” Woodson will engage with young book lovers at Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, the youth writing center in Oakland.

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10 KIDS BOOKS FOR FALL 2018

Celebrated Rhinebeck picture book author Lesa Cline-Ransome leaps into middle-grade fiction with this powerful tale of a motherless boy torn from his Alabama roots when his taciturn father moves north in the Great Migration.

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NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR FALL

By Kathleen Krull: Frenemies in the Family: Famous Brothers and Sisters Who Butted Heads and Had Each Other’s BacksOne Fun Day with Lewis Carroll: A Celebration of Wordplay and a Girl Named Alice

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LONG-TIME CITY EMPLOYEE DECIDES RETIRING IS THE ‘WRITE’ THING TO DO

Literally, it’s time for “a new chapter and new growth for me as a person,” she (Vaunda Micheaux Nelson) said.

She’d been juggling two careers: her job with the city and being an author. In fact, Nelson was tabbed as the state’s centennial children’s author in 2012.

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READING IS FUNDAMENTAL CONVENES GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS AND EDUCATION LEADERS…

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for children’s literacy, today gathered leaders in education, community, non-profit, government and corporate America to advance the cause of children’s literacy during the first annual National Reading Coalition.

The 2018 honorees include Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington), and Lulu Delacre, children’s book author and illustrator.

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MALALA YOUSAFZAI ADDRESSES MONTREAL CROWD

Malala Yousafzai addressed an enraptured crowd of fortunate Montrealers on Sept. 26 at the annual Influence MTL 2018 conference, stressing the importance of youth activism and gender equality.

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“SOME ILLUSTRATOR! PICTURES BY MELISSA SWEET” AT JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

“Some Illustrator!” features nearly 50 of Melissa Sweet’s whimsical watercolor, collage, and mixed media illustrations for 10 children’s books. This includes Sweet’s latest work, “Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White,” a biography of the author of “Charlotte’s Web,” and “Stuart Little.”

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A GRAPHIC NONFICTION ACCOUNT OF HITLER’S WOULD-BE ASSASSIN

John Hendrix’s graphic biography, THE FAITHFUL SPY: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler (Amulet, 176 pp., $16.99; ages 10 and up), intertwines two stories: the insidious rise of Hitler with his creed of hatred and Bonhoeffer’s development as an ethical thinker who believed that radical action was necessary, but that killing was a sin.

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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

Also honored Saturday was Mary Downing Hahn, author of “Took,” which was voted on by Kansas schoolchildren in grades 6 through 8. Hahn, who is known for her spine-chilling ghost stories and spooky mysteries says what appeals to kids is the thrill of being safely scared which she says the book accomplishes.

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DECEMBER STILLNESS

BY MARY DOWNING HAHN

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