Hi all –
I’m heading to NCTE in Atlanta tomorrow, but my head is still buzzing from the election and all that it means for many of the vulnerable children and families that I meet in my life as an author.
In the days to come, I’ll especially need to remind myself to balance aggravation with joy. So here is a bit from the joyful side. Yesterday, Burn Baby Burn was named a Best Book of 2016 by School Library Journal and also by Amazon.
As you know, I was in NYC last week. My trip offered me really beautiful experiences at Bank Street College and also at the ever-fabulous Book Riot Live Conference, where people came from as far away as Australia and Sweden. I’ve pasted some of my favorite shots below – everything from political protest to utter joy and silliness.
Other than that, my friends, I’ll touch base with you again in a few weeks. Hide the knives if you have to and enjoy a peaceful Thanksgiving with your families.
Scenes from the Union Station subway station where citizens voiced their opposition to the election results