The Everywhere Book Fest starts tomorrow, Friday May 1st. https://everywherebookfest.com/ and runs through Sat.
There are some really fantastic panels like
Dinosaurs, Ghosts and Gods Oh My!
I am My Own Hero
Illustration Fight to the Death
and some great authors:
Gene Luen Yang
Marie Lu and more
I know I will be there - will I see you?
Did you know that students, and teachers can nominate books for the Washington State Evergreen Teen Book Award as well as librarians? We want to hear from you! What books from copyright year 2019 do you think should be nominated?
The Evergreen Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Middle School and High School Lists for 2022. The books need to have a copyright year of 2019. Copyright year means the year that it was first published. Did you read an awesome Middle Grade or Young Adult book that was published last year that you want to nominate?
I have created a document that shows how to nominate a book and where to find the information you need to fill out the Google Form. The Evergreen Committee will be accepting nominations until September 1, 2020.
Jason Reynolds is the author of many middle grade and young adult novels including the Track series and Long Way Down. He is also the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
"The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature raises national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people" according to the Library of Congress site.
Jason has created his platform of Grab the Mic: Tell your Story, and will be interacting with readers both on a cross country tour (when conditions are better) and online through his Write, Right, Rite video series. You can check out the first one below. Sign up too for his newsletter which comes out tomorrow April 14th on the LOC website.
You can learn more about Jason Reynolds on his site.
Due to schools being closed before the completion of the Evergreen Teen Book Award voting completion, the commitee has extended voting until June 5th. Here are the links for students to vote for their favorite book for the Middle School and High School lists. You can only choose one!
Evergreen Teen Book Award HS List Voting https://sites.google.com/view/2020-evergreen-voting-template/2020-voting-hs?authuser=0
Evergreen Teen Book Award MS List Voting https://sites.google.com/view/2020-evergreen-voting-template/2020-voting-ms?authuser=0