Monday, January 26, 2009

ALA Rockstars

Congratulations to all the writers honored today at the ALA Youth Media Awards!

A special shoutout to my rockstar VCFA advisor Kathi Appelt, who received a Newbery Honor for The Underneath. And another to frequent lecturer and all-around-smart-man at VCFA, M.T. Anderson, who received a Printz Honor for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves.

I'm embarrassed to say that before I started my program, I wouldn't have been paying much attention to these awards. Today, I feel lucky to have learned from these people. I love school!

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