Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back from Denver

As always, the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting was a huge success. One of the highlights of the convention was the 2009 Youth Media Awards Press Conference. (Visit ala.org for a complete list of this year's winners.)

I am especially pleased that Lucía González's The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos was named a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. This gorgeous picture book is a wonderful tribute to
Pura Belpré and children's librarians everywhere.

González, Lucía M., and Lulu Delacre. The Storyteller's Candle.
San Francisco, Calif: Children's Book Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780892392223.

Click here to see if your library has a copy of The Storyteller's Candle, or click here to buy a copy. Thanks to the author's generosity, proceeds will go toward ALSC's Pura Belpré Award Endowment.