ALA: Miss Cecil Shines

Greg and I had the pleasure of speaking at the ALA national conference in Chicago earlier this week with Miss Cecil Castellucci.

Miss Cecil was wonderful! Charming, energetic, and on target! She gave a thoughtful and inspiring speech on the role of humor in literature, film, and the world. She also was great in the Q&A that followed.

My, her rising star does glitter!

It was a fun conference with old friends and new–all amazing people who love books.

Cynsational Links

The Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education has posted its latest children’s book reviews. Two of my own works, Rain Is Not My Indian Name (HarperCollins, 2001) and Indian Shoes (HarperCollins, 2002), are reviewed along with four other children’s titles and five professional books.

Congrats to D.L. Garfinkle, author of Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl (Putnam, 2005), and Cecil Castellucci, author of Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), who received “Flying Starts” cheers from PW!