Archive | November, 2010

Sneak peek of our December cover

23 Nov

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As with every December cover, a stars theme. Illustration by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

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Young People’s Lit stars grace the red carpet at the National Book Awards #NBA10

19 Nov

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Kathryn Erskine and her husband. Erskine won the 2010 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her novel Mockingbird (Penguin, 2010).

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Rita Williams-Garcia was wearing her mother-of-the-bride dress from her daughter’s recent wedding. Williams-Garcia was a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category for One Crazy Summer (HarperCollins, 2010).

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Paolo Bacigalupi, a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category for Ship Breaker (Little Brown, 2010).

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Jon Scieszka and his wife on the red carpet. He and Elmo presented Joan Ganz Cooney with the 2010 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community.

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Kathryn Erskine, winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her novel Mockingbird (Penguin, 2010).

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Walter Dean Meyers on the red carpet, wearing his finalist medal for Young People’s Literature for his book Lockdown (HarperCollins, 2010).

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Laura McNeal, her husband, Tom, and sons attended the National Book Awards. All looked fab in black & white! Laura decided to switch from a cocktail dress to a long toile BCBG gown. She was a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category for her book, Dark Water (Knopf, 2010)

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Oh, yeah, Tina Brown and Tom Wolfe were there, too.

Photographs by Rocco Staino.