I’m in need of a time-turner for this Saturday. Anyone got a spare they can lend me? You see, there are two events that I badly want to go to taking place at the very same time at opposite ends of town.
In midtown at Betsy Bird’s library there is the monthly Literary Cafe featuring a wonderful panel built around the Cybils. I’m honored to be a middle grade fiction judge this year and so would love to meet the creators of the award and hear all they have to say.
And then uptown at the NYPL’s Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture there is a program featuring Phillip Hoose and Claudette Colvin, author and subject of one of my favorite books of the year, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.
If no time turner shows up in the next couple of days I’m going for Hoose and Colvin because I think the opportunity to hear and see both of them is too important to pass up. More on the book, the talk, and them anon.