Friday, November 11, 2011

Counting the days until the National Book Awards

I'm getting more and more excited about the happenings next week.

Hey everybody.  set your browser for the homepage of the National Book Award on Wednesday evening to listen to/ watch the webcast of the event!
It's at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time, but I'd suggest that you get online at least 15 minutes before that.

Actor/ author/ musician John Lithgow will host the event.
(I LOVE John Lithgow.  I've used his picture books and CDs in storytime. What fun!)

And several writer friends of mine are finalists for the Young People's Literature Award:
Franny Billingsley ("Chime") 
Debby Dahl Edwardson ("My Name Is Not Easy"), 
Thanhha Lai ("Inside Out and Back Again"), 
Albert Marrin ("Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy"), 
Gary D. Schmidt ("Okay for Now")

Ummm, one of them looks like a nonfiction book. Great! Is this the first time a nonfiction book has been up for this award?

Have you read any of these books, yet?  
Most of them are also probably being discussed for the Newbery Award. (to be announced in January)

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