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Monday, February 16, 2015

I am currently working on a new novel about a high school girl in the early 1970's whose brother returns after five years in Canada as a conscientious objector. People in their small town have different attitudes and reactions to his return - most of all the girl's best friend who was wounded in Vietnam. The book is tentatively entitled PLAYING BY THE NUMBERS.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The results are in for the 2015 Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners!

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Honor Books:
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend illustrated by Dan Santat

Honor Books:
Nana in the City illustrated by Lauren Castillo
The Noisy Paint Box illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Sam & Dave Dig A Hole illustrated by Jon Klassen
Viva Frida illustrated by Yuyi Morales
The Right Word, Roget and His Thesaurus illustrated by Melissa Sweet
This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki