I was sitting in the audience in Philadelphia, listening to the Newbery Award winner being announced.
It was a thrilling moment because for children's book authors, winning the Newbery Medal is akin to receiving a golden ticket. Book sales skyrocket, speaking requests flood in and your book gets into the hands of many, many more readers.
This year, I felt just as excited, even though I read the list of winners on my home computer. A complete list of winners can be found here.
Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!!
January 18, 2010
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Very interesting! I'd love to be a fly on the wall when they choose the Newbery. I liked WHEN YOU REACH ME, but was it the BEST book of the year? Hmmm...not so sure.
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