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
Elijah, the first child born in a settlement of former slaves in Canada, finds his uneventful life disrupted when he attempts to locate the corrupt preacher who has stolen funds intended to purchase a family’s freedom.
Twelve-year-old Omakayas reaches puberty, travels north toward others of her Ojibwe tribe, and endures a starving time in this third story in The Birchbark House series which also features pencil sketches by the author.
Deaf and blind from the age of three, Laura Bridgman's education in the 1840's laid the foundation for Helen Keller's successes some 50 years later. One of the co-authors of this fascinating biography is blind and partially deaf herself.