ALA Youth Media Awards!

The ALA award announcements are always so exciting! Every year there is speculation about which books will take home the highest honors and then the day finally comes!

Here is the full list of ALA 2021 Youth Media Awards (and honors):

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: 

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Newbery Honor Books: 

Online Event - Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule

Event date: 
02/18/2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Youtube Live, Facebook Live and Periscope

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy--and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed.

New from Kimberly Willis Holt!

Kimberly Willis Holt is an absolute standby in our shop! We love her books and are thrilled to have her newest, The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas on our shelves!!

Twenty three years ago Kimberly Willis Holt stopped talking about wanting to be a writer and started to pursue her dream. Because of her family's Louisiana roots she considers herself a southerner, but her father's military career took her to places beyond the South, including Paris and Guam.

Pre-Order Amanda Gorman's Books

So many of you have called, texted, and DMed after watching Amanda Gorman's moving reading during the inauguration. Yes! We will have her books when they release on September 21st and yes! You should pre-order!

Amanda Gorman was named the country's first Youth Poet Laureate in 2017 and with her powerful reading of her poem, The Hill We Climb, she continues to shine as an inspiration to young writers and, honestly, everyone!


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