Oh, my, I do love book award celebrations! Hearing from authors and illustrators and narrators I admire never ceases to excite me. So this year, the fact that the ALA Book Awards are going virtual so that anyone will be able to take advantage of them (FOR FREE!) is kind of exciting to me. This Sunday you can tune in to a youtube channel and see a celebration of all sorts of great books, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Sibert, Printz, and more!
Also: I know there are lots of Jason Reynolds fans out there, and lots of folks who have been feeling the need to learn more about race and racism and antiracism. If you haven’t yet listened to the SLJ Day of Dialogue interview with Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, the co-authors of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, I highly, highly recommend it! It’s about 45 minutes long, and so worth listening to, and very engaging and accessible to boot!