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Jacqueline Woodson, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. to Speak at Children's Awards Luncheon

Posted By Andrea V, SCIBA, Friday, June 29, 2018
Jacqueline Woodson, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. to Speak at
Children's Awards Luncheon 
Saturday, October 20th, Noon
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. She is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award and a Sibert Honor. In 2015, Woodson was named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Her recent adult book, Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award finalist. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a four-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her books include The Other Side, Each Kindness, Caldecott Honor book Coming On Home Soon; Newbery Honor winners Feathers, Show Way, and After Tupac and D Foster; and Miracle's Boys, which received the LA Times Book Prize and the Coretta Scott King Award. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature and the winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

About HARBOR ME: Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel, Harbor Me, since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming, celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.

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Another exciting author update! Announcing a speaker for our Adult Awards Luncheon on Sunday, October 21st - Jonathan Lethem​!

Posted By Andrea V, SCIBA, Monday, June 11, 2018
Another exciting author update! Announcing a speaker for our Adult Awards Luncheon on Sunday, October 21st - Jonathan Lethem!  Many thanks to HarperCollins for their support. 
Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Fortress of Solitude, Dissident Gardens, Chronic City, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Lethem has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times, among others. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Feral Detective is his eleventh novel coming out in November from Ecco.

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Children's Award Luncheon Speaker Announced

Posted By Andrea V, SCIBA, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Award-Winning Illustrator and Author
Yuyi Morales  
 Caldecott Honor-book artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner YUYI MORALES tells her own immigration story in this picture-book tribute to the transformative power of hope…and reading. 
In 1994, 25-year-old YUYI MORALES traveled from her home in Yelapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy and she spoke no English whatsoever. But due in large measure to help and guidance provided by area children’s librarians, she learned English as her young son learned to read, through the picture books they shared together. In spare, lyrical verse and the vibrant images for which she has become legendary, Yuyi has created a lasting testament to the journeys, both physical and metaphorical, that she and Kelly have taken together in the intervening years. Beautiful and powerful at any time, but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless. 

 Born in Yelapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, YUYI MORALES lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close relations with booksellers and librarians. Professional storyteller, dancer, choreographer, puppeteer, and artist, she has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration five times, for Just a Minute (2003), Los Gatos Black on Halloween (2006), Just in Case (2008), Niño Wrestles the World (2013) and Viva Frida (2014), also a Caldecott Honor Book. 


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Adult Awards Luncheon Emcee

Posted By Andrea V, SCIBA, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 Chris Erskine - Emcee for the

Adult Awards Luncheon 

Chris Erskine is a longtime humor columnist who mines the rich worlds of fatherhood, marriage, and suburbia; his columns are featured weekly in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and they also appear sometimes in many papers, including the Buffalo News, Orlando Sentinel, Arizona Republic, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The father of four and resident of a quiet LA suburb, Erskine is also a staff editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times, as well as the author of two previous books, Man of the House and Surviving Suburbia.
Life is never peaceful in Chris Erskine’s house, what with the kids, 300-pound beagle, chronically leaky roof, and long-suffering wife, Posh. And that’s exactly the way he likes it, except when he doesn’t. Every week in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other papers, Erskine distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of modern fatherhood. And now, he’s gathered the very best of these witty and wise essays—and invited his kids (and maybe even Posh) to annotate them with updated commentary, which they promise won’t be too snarky.
This handsome book is the perfect gift for the father who would have everything—if he hadn’t already given it all to his kids.

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