I keep coming across interesting things that I want to share with you, so have a look at some of these interesting links!
PRH, WNDB Launch Freedom of Expression Award - in cooperation with #WeNeedDiverseBooks."which offers college scholarships of up to $10,000 each to five public U.S. high school seniors who are taking a stand against censorship. Applicants for the new award are asked to write about one banned book that changed their life and why."
There will be a memorial service for Caldecott Medalist Ed Young on December 3rd in Yonkers, N.Y.
I'm glad to hear that Scholastic has pulled back on their "opt-in" book fair plan that raised such a stink and rightly so.
During the fray, there was this wise commentary: "‘I Don’t Get to Opt-In to Be Black’: A Scholastic Author Speaks Out" https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/scholastic-opt-out-diversity-book-bans-tanisia-moore-1234859342/
Author/Illustrator Sarah McIntyre collated a helpful list of links for budding authors and illustrators looking for advice.
We lost a great this week, Newbery author Susan Patron: read here.
Great article about Hollins University's own Michelle Jabés Corpora's Holly Hobbie horror book.