Sep 29 2011
Last Sunday I was honored with the Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights for Children award. It was pretty amazing, especially since my fellow honorees were Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo, National Book award winner MT Anderson, and Pam Munoz Ryan, who has also won a boatload of awards. I was definitely the dark horse in that bunch, and was very grateful to be included. Plus they had each author introduced by a Boston school student, and my intro, courtesy of Annabell Asare, was brilliant (and by far the best, if I may say so).
The whole thing was super-gratifying, I met lots of great folks, and I hope they post some official video soon, so I can show you more.
Meanwhile, here are a few shots that Alison took, including some of the awesome Grail murals in the Abbey Room, where the signing was held.