Monday, January 18, 2010

And the Winners Are ...

John Newbery Medal:
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Newbery Honor Books:
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution of Capurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Michael L. Printz Award:
Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Printz Honor Books:
Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1793 by John Barnes

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Hero Passes

If it wasn't for Miep Gies, the world would never have "met" Anne Frank. Read about this courageous woman who died recently at the age of 100:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242725/Miep-Gies-Painfully-shy-awesomely-brave-unknown-heroine-Anne-Franks-diary.html

Then check out a copy of The Diary of a Young Girl or one of many biographies we have about Anne. New to our collection is the critically acclaimed BBC broadcast of The Diary of Anne Frank.