I am so honored to be part of the 2021 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature judging committee, serving with my esteemed colleagues Pablo Cartaya, Leslie Connor, Cathryn Mercier, and Ibi Zoboi. Thank you to the National Book Foundation for this opportunity--can't wait to dive in! See the full list of all 25 judges and read their bios here!
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This Friday (3/12) is the 2021 Walter Awards and Diversity in Children’s Literature Symposium! At 1pm ET, join me, Robin Ha, Daniel Nayeri, Kacen Callender, and moderator Deborah D. Taylor for a great discussion on “Listening, Learning, Creating Communities,” followed by the award ceremony for Walter Award Winners Ibi Zoboi, Dr. Yusef Salaam, Victoria Jamieson, and Omar Mohamed! This event will be streamed live from the Library of Congress Facebook and YouTube channel—hope you can make it! Register here!
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