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Monday, January 23, 2006

Book Lovers FYI...

The Newbery Medal, along with several others, were presented this morning.

Newbery Medal book:
- Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Newbery Honor books:
- Whittington by Alan W. Armstrong (Read shadowkitty's review of Whittington)
- Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
- Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
- Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott King Author Award:
- Day of Tears by Julius Lester

Pura Belpre Author Award:
- The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales

For more information on the awards, browse to the American Library Association website.

wow, i am a relative of Viola. I didn't even realize she had written this book (i just saw her too... isn't that sad...). I am actually quite eager to read it. I imagine all the interesting things she can say about my family. Its huge, tight-knit and absolutely amazing. You really don't realize the importance of family until you witness and participate amongst such an incredible one that i have.
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