Monday, January 18, 2010

Nikki Grimes said it best

Give Jerry Pinkney the damn medal, already!" and I have to say I was never so happy to not be surprised. We are working on the awards webpage, with a listing of all the winners and links to our reviews, right now; in the meantime you can read my interviews with Medalists Jerry Pinkney and Rebecca Stead.

Our "Five Questions for . . ." series at Midwinter on Saturday went really well, good answers and large audiences and (except for a glitch when I interviewed the most tech-savvy of all, Mitali Perkins, so embarrassing) a working sound system. I'll post pictures tomorrow after I figure out how to get 'em out of the camera.


GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

The only one I was able to get to was Kristen Cashore, and I described her on Facebook as "adorable and wise."
I wonder who she has cast in her head in the movie versions, though, as most of my graduate students are hopelessly in love with Po.

Elizabeth said...

Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry! So very happy for Jerry Pinkney, Rebecca Stead, and Libba Bray, all such deserving winners. But may I ask a potentially controversial question: what does the Sibert have against Elizabeth Partridge? I thought Marching for Freedom was spectacular and every critic seemed to agree with me. But once again, she gets bupkes from them.

Anonymous said...

Was wondering the same thing about Marching for Freedom (and Partridge)! And the 'snub' seems even more egregious in light of the committee's ultimate choice: a book which has previously been called into question repeatedly for inaccuracies, or half-truths, and an overly strident tone.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for organizing a wonderful event! It was a great opportunity to hear from favorite authors, and they were all gracious with their time afterward.

Sharon Creech said...

Nikki Grimes DID say it best.
Great choice in Pinkney.