Or was this already covered on Friday Night Lights? Boston has been abuzz with discussion about a recent high school football game in which a quarterback, clearly on his way to whatever is the football equivalent of a home run, made some kind of yay-me gesture that caused the ref to call a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, thus denying the kid the point and–it is argued–his team the game. There is SO much drama: Catholic school v. vo-tech; city v. suburb; the difference between triumph and taunting (as I know from the odious fist-pumping tennis players indulge in, it’s a thin line). Boston’s Mayor Menino has treated the losing local team to lunch and the QB is going to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game. Chris Crutcher, Mike Lupica, Bob Lipsyte, somebody: take the ball and run with it.
Crying out for a YA novel
December 21, 2011 by 5 Comments
Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations
On October 2-3 2015, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature. Confirmed speakers include 2015 BOSTON GLOBE HORN–BOOK AWARD recipients Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Jon Agee, Gregory Maguire, and Neal Shusterman, plus a special keynote appearance by Susan Cooper.