After an idea from the membership, the Board has decided to shift the deadline for meeting nominations back one week. Instead of closing on the Thursday before the meeting, they will close TWO Thursdays before the meeting.
The agenda will be posted TWO WEEKS before the meeting dates, giving members more time to read the nominated titles that are up for discussion.
Of course, nominations can be made at any time, but they will roll over to the next meeting.
The nomination deadline for our first meeting is now March 9.
Spend the day with a stellar line-up of YA authors at the NoVa TEEN Book Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA. Registration for the event is FREE and open to the public. The full day includes panels, book signings, food, and fun with talented authors such as Nina LaCour, Ibi Zoboi, M-E Girard, Brendan Kiely, and many more.
A complete schedule and registration information can be found at www.novateenbookfestival.com.
The Washington Children's Book Guild will present Ann Bausum with its non-fiction award on Sat. April 29 at Clydes' Restaurant of Gallery Place. From 12 to 3 p.m.
tickets are $35. Check out the Guild website for information on how to purchase tickets:www.childrensbookguild.org
Fourteen year old Faith has an insatiable desire to learn about the natural world but is stifled under the expectations and mores of Victorian England. When her scientist father dies, Faith suspects he has been murdered because of secret knowledge of a tree that flourishes on lies and she determines to find her father's killer and the tree. Told in vivid historical detail and heart stopping prose.
In the conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy, American and French soldiers prepare to lay siege to the British army at Yorktown as Isabel and Curzon set out to rescue Isabel's sister Ruth from slavery. The final days of the Revolution are seen through the eyes of characters readers have come to love.
In 1920s Oregon, biracial Hanalee Denny teams up with Lee, who is gay, to find the truth about the night her father was murdered in this fast-paced historical fiction set during the violent times of the KKK and eugenics for gay men.
Mercy Wong is Chinese-American in 1906 San Francisco, and life at her prestigious girls’ school is not as easy as she had hoped it would be. When an historic earthquake hits town, she and her classmates must work together to survive.
Hanneke moves about the city procuring and delivering black market and other hard-to-find items in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She puts her relative safety as a Christian on the line when she receives an unusual request to use her skill and advantages to rescue a young Jewish girl.
Inge Maria, orphaned in Copenhagen in 1911, ferries to an island to live with a grandmother she has never met and encounters dismaying mishaps with mud, scissors, cakes, mice, fish, and a donkey before her grandmother finally laughs.
Ruth hides a secret she can’t keep for much longer, and even a cold stroke of luck may not be enough to save Dora. Alyce dreams of dancing elsewhere, while Hank, headed for safety, stumbles into serious danger. Four teenagers in rural Alaska, voiced by a quiet, alternating array of narrators, find their lives interwoven as each abandons the familiar in search of secure passage into adulthood.
Four teens flee from war-torn Nazi Germany on the ill-fated ship Wilhelm Gustloff: Joana, a Lithuanian nurse; Florian, a Prussian masquerading as a soldier; Emilia, a damaged Polish girl; and Alfred, a Nazi sailor. The haunting story of their struggle to survive and the secret each carries is told in alternating voices.
This vivid depiction of Malcolm X's life as a child and young adult follows him from the Great Depression to post World War II Harlem, as he moved from Lansing, Michigan, to Boston, Harlem and then returned to Boston, and prison.