Kwame Alexander’s Phenomenal Closing Write-up for SLJ’s BoB

….Once upon a time, a poet made a decision that since there was no rubric for judging heart and pain and soul and love and vicious clubbing and death and love and magic and the audacity to hope, the criteria for judging the School Library Journal Battle of the Books would be, get this: remembering….

Please, please, whether you follow the BoB or not, whether you approve of the concept or not, read Kwame’s post — it is magnificent.

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