*(And who can identify that quote from a Newbery speech?)
Last Saturday at BEA Rebecca Stead–what a sport–and I announced the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, to be awarded on October 4th at Simmons College here in Boston. It was great fun, especially because two of the winners were on hand for the big reveal, each respecting my request to look surprised when his or her name was called. You can find links to the press release, photos and video of the announcements (thank you, Guy Gonzalez, for recording) and the Magazine reviews of the winners and honor books here. I’ll be meeting with Cathie Mercier at Simmons this Friday to start planning the award ceremony and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. Stay tuned.
Thanks to all–Guy, Beth Allee, and Katrina Hedeen–who made the BEA event happen, and thank you, Rebecca, for the socks. Harriet the Spy will always know where to find me.