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/
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S CIVICS BOOK FROM NEARLY 90 YEARS AGO HAS BEEN REVAMPED AND REISSUED
A children’s civics book that Eleanor Roosevelt wrote nearly 90 years ago is making a comeback just in time for the midterm elections, PBS reports. The book, titled When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You, is being reissued with revised text by author Michelle Markel…
THE FOREIGNER’S HOME
Nobel Laureate and author of Beloved (1987), Song of Solomon(1977), and other bestselling novels, Morrison is a cultural icon and national treasure who does not shy away from telling the truth. The Foreigner’s Home finds her at home in Grand View, New York, with writer Edwidge Danticat, a National Book Award finalist who interviews her about the Louvre exhibition. The film is part reflection, 10 years hence, on the impact of Morrison’s exhibition, and part philosophical discussion with Morrison about the immigrant experience in the 21st century.
In the documentary… shed(s) further light on Morrison’s understanding of identity, race, and what home means to people around the world, leading into a healthy discussion of what it is to be an immigrant — a topic that continues to be a hot-button issue in America and around the world.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA AUTHOR NABHAN FURTHER EXPLORES FOOD IN TWO NEW BOOKS
With Blacklisted!, Larry Dane Brimner vividly describes for young readers one of American democracy’s darkest periods, when public hysteria about the Communist menace derailed the First Amendment rights of 19 men from the film industry.
WRITING THE FUTURE: A READING LIST
At PEN Out Loud: Writing the Future, presented by PEN America and the Strand Book Store, Ibi Zoboi, Dhonielle Clayton, Joseph Bruchac, Emily X.R. Pan, and Kheryn Callender will discuss how young adult authors are working to promote a diversity of voices, causes, and stories, inspiring teen and adult readers to become more socially engaged through the work they read and the authors they follow.
THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS ARE HERE
Bookworms, assemble! The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards, one of the most prestigious prizes in the literary world, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature.
(Among the) Young People’s Literature: Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, Inc.)
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR AND POET JOINS TEXAS STATE FACULTY
Author and poet Naomi Shihab Nye has joined Texas State’s creative writing faculty as a creative writing professor for two years to share her expertise with students.
For those who write poetry or prose, Nye said it is important to read as many different voices as possible and finds those which feel very meaningful, establish a regular writing habit and share their work.
“I’ve visited a lot of places but this is the first time I feel I am at home at Texas State, although I’ll still be doing other jobs,” Nye said. “It is a great honor to be part of the faculty in the way I am.”