Katherine Applegate wins the 2013 Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan!
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America wins the 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award for Andrea Davis Pinkney – illustrated by Brian Pinkney!
Our 2013 Conference was a great success.
The 2013 Speakers will be:
Katherine Applegate – The One and Only Ivan (Starred Reviews in School Library Journal & Kirkus), Home of the Brave (Golden Kite Award), Roscoe Riley Rules series, Animorphs book series (co-written with Michael Grant).
Susan Campbell Bartoletti – Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow (Newbery Honor and Sibert Honor), Black Potatoes: The Great Irish Famine (Sibert Winner), They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (YALSA Excellence in Non-Fiction Finalist), Kids on Strike! (Jane Addams Award).
Michael Grant – Bzrk, Eve & Adam (co-written with Katherine Applegate), Gone series (Best Children’s Novel for Hunger, SCBWI 2009), The Magnificent 12 series.
Brian Pinkney – Time of the Drums (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award), Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book), Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra (Caldecott Honor Award), Faithful Friend (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor), The Adventures of Sparrowboy.