Big day for literature! The ALA Youth Media Awards. Especially excited for my pals:
Dan Santat wins the Caldecott for BEEKLE
Cece Bell's EL DEAFO and Jacqueline Woodson's BROWN GIRL DREAMING win Newbery Honors
Candace Fleming's THE FAMILY ROMANOV wins a Sibert Honor
Jason Reynold honored with the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent for WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST
I always love what I think of as the Newbery morning. Reminds me of the call that woke me up nine years ago. Still such a powerful memory that when I retell the story I tear up. Congrats to all the winners. Though awards aren't everything, honoring books is a great way to remind us of the power of literature.
This year PRINCESS ACADEMY celebrates it's tenth anniversary. The final book in that trilogy, THE FORGOTTEN SISTERS, publishes in just three weeks. Preorder a copy, either ebook or hardcover, from anywhere and get this free poster. See here for more details.
Also announcing the paperback of DANGEROUS, coming in May with a brand new cover. What do you think?