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
A chance encounter, coffee, and a beloved tree bring together Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for new-in-town Norman), both grappling with inner struggles their exteriors belie. A tender introduction to mental health struggles and transgender identity, this dual narrative tackles weighty issues with humor and heart. The strong audio rendition holds much appeal as an alternate format for this sensitive story.
Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.
A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival.
Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.
Shipped off to spend time with their estranged poet-activist mother in Oakland, California, three young girls encounter the Black Panthers in this funny, wise, and ultimately life-affirming narrative about being young, Black, and proud in the 1960s.