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Mark Your Calendars: On Wednesday, October 16th, the finalists for the National Book Awards will be announced on television. I am so excited to watch this! Per a press release from the National Book Foundation,
"...the National Book Foundation will partner with msnbc’s “Morning Joe” to announce its 2013 National Book Awards Finalists, for the second year in a row. In addition, this year “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who are both authors themselves, will emcee the National Book Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20 at Cipriani Wall Street, in New York."
Here are the 10 books on the Longlist for Young People's Literature (they're all great, but I'm really pulling for Anne Ursu's The Real Boy to be recognized):
- Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
- Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick Press)
- Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots (Philomel, A division of Penguin Group USA)
- Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
- Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
- David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House)
- Tom McNeal, Far, Far Away (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House)
- Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone (Putnam Juvenile, a division of Penguin Group USA)
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy (Walden Pond Press/an Imprint HarperCollinsPublishers)
- Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints (First Second/an imprint of Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)
Okay, are you ready for my big news? Well, friends, I was going to keep this to myself, but in the spirit of getting excited about the National Book Awards, I've decided to share. I didn't even know I was up for this honor, so you can imagine my shock and delight when my daughter walked out of her room recently and handed me this piece of paper:
|"I love you! You are the best! Wommy in! the Morld!"|
I'll leave you with photos of my little one, in dresses made by my CP Joy McCullough-Carranza (who is an available mentor for Pitch Wars- #19 at this link). She is a fabulous seamstress and her Etsy Shop is HERE.
|Wommy & Daughter|