Thursday, May 17, 2012

Time for the LA Times

Nancy has been appointed as a judge on the Young Adult Literature Panel for the 2012 and 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.  She was a nominee a few years ago -- our flight to LA marked the first time we traveled together -- and it was a blast, so she's looking forward to being involved once again.

Besides, she loves the judging.  For the 2012 prize, awarded for titles published this year, she'll be working alongside librarians Angelina Benedetti of Seattle and Rollie Welch from Cleveland.  More precisely, she'll be working alongside me, here on the couch, as she devours one book after the other.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Impossible is Lincoln nominee

Impossible has been nominated for the 2013 Abraham Lincoln Award, sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). It's awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by high school students in Illinois, and is designed to familiarize students with the young adult genre and to encourage them to read for personal satisfaction.

Among the list of nominees are just four titles singled about by the Student Reader Panel, and Impossible is one of those favored four.