To writer Catherine Page Koehlert, whose screenplay is a quarter-finalist in the American Screenwriters Association competition. I know Page through the Austin area children’s writing community. She recently moved to San Francisco, and I miss her!
To librarian/educator Dr. Loriene Roy for being named winner of a 2005 Texas Exes Teaching Award. I know Loriene through the Austin children’s/YA book community, the Native American literature community, and her work for If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything: Promoting Reading At Schools Near Or On Reservations. This program is officially endorsed by the American Indian Library Association and has my full support. Please consider donating books or money.
Some great people who’ve donated to If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything: Candlewick Press; author Shutta Crum; HarperCollins Children’s Books; author Rukhsana Khan; author Jackie French Koller; author Pat Mora; the University of Michigan University Library (go Wolverines!); Random House; author Nancy Werlin; author Jane Yolen. See the whole list.