Daily Archives: September 30, 2007

Presentation of the 2007 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

On Sunday November 18th, from 1 to 3:45 pm at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, the Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Committee will present the 2007 list of thirty honored books after which attendees will join in round table conversations with committee members and Notable Book authors and illustrators including:

Ann Bausum, author of the Sibert Award Honor Book Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement.
Margarita Engle, author of The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano.
Helen Frost, author of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book The Braid.
Gail Carson Levine, author of Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly and many other beloved books including the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted.
Cynthia Lord, author of the Newbery Honor Book Rules.
David McLimans, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet.
Christopher Myers, illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, Jazz.
Mark Siegel, illustrator of the Sibert Award Honor Book To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel and editorial director of First Second Books.
Catherine Thimmesh, author of the Sibert Award winner Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon.

A complete list of the 2007 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts can be viewed here.

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Learning about Africa: Seventh in a Series

I’ve written here and here about the way Africa has become the continent du jour. Now here’s Julius Lester’s take on the seemingly never-ending trend for celebrity adoption of African orphans.

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