We have copies of this year’s Judy Lopez Memorial Award winners to give away. EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE by author Daniel Nayeri, A WISH IN THE DARK by author Christina Soontornvat, and SARA AND THE SEARCH FOR NORMAL by author Wesley King.
Starting today, Tuesday, Sept. 21st, ending at midnight on Friday, Sept. 24th, the first 5 people who follow us on YouTube will win one of these books below!
Medalist, Author Jason Reynolds
Fast Facts About Jason:
Lives in Washington; writes an average of three books a year; graduated from the University of Maryland; didn’t read his first book until age 17; can crochet a sweater; won the Newbery Honor, the Kirkus Prize, An NAACP Image Award, a Prinz Honor, an Edgar Award and a National Book Award Finalist; Upon being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-21: “This isn’t an award; this is a role, it’s a responsibility. And I’m going to make sure I do my very best to uphold it and make something of it.”
On Look Both Ways: Observations on the daily walk home. Do you really see?
Be sure to look for us on October 4th at 2pm for the Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature celebrating authors Jen Wang, Kate Allen, Cynthia Kadohata, and Jason Reynolds!
On Oct. 4th visit: https://www.youtube.
Fast Facts About Cynthia:
Born in Chicago; attended USC; won the Newbery medal for her YA novel Kira-Kira; first story sold: The New Yorker; first rejection letter: The Atlantic; Favorite children’s book: Diamond in the Window; loves chocolate, books, dogs and traveling the US; hates carnival rides; if she didn’t trust her editor this much, she might behave better. Or not.
On A Place to Belong: The price of answering, “No, No” on Questions 27 and 28.
Be sure to look for us on October 4th at 2pm for the Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature celebrating authors Jen Wang, Kate Allen, Cynthia Kadohata and Jason Reynolds!
On Oct. 4th visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/WNBALACHAPTER
Kate Allen grew up in Massachusetts; Once convinced a grocery store clerk she had a baby brother named Bimbo; Won the Writing Contest in senior year; Likes to cook; Always keeps a journal in her bag; When she was a child, a magician told her someday she would be an interior decorator but she was sure she would be a doctor…turns out they were both wrong.
The Line Tender: Inspired by a closeup view of a shark at age 19.