Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stories Connect Us & We All Can Be Ambassadors For Youth Literature



National Ambassador for Young People's Literature | Kate DiCamillo

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
-Information below taken directly from the website linked above 
“Stories Connect Us” — Kate DiCamillo
"The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature raises national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people."
Wherever and whenever we decide to share stories...it impacts our audience. 

Carol Van Hook our IASL Executive Board Liaison recently gave a presentation to the Des Moines Book Club's study of Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon

The photo of Where the Wild Things Are (showing acceptance of others rather than bullying) came from Naples, FL - South Regional Library Children's Room.

Carol shared other great award titles with the group and us! The list below is a combination of notable Newbery Award, Caldecott Award, and Printz Award.  A sampling of titles spanning from the years 1947-2014.