The Odyssey Award program, recognizing the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States, will be held on Monday, July 13 from 3:30 – 5:30 on Monday afternoon at McCormick Place West, Room W-407B. Sherman Alexie, author and narrator of Odyssey winner The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian, is speaking as are Mirron Willis and Katherine Kellgren, readers of Elijah of Buxton and Curse of the Blue Tattoo, respectively. A reception sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association will follow.
Please join us for the Pura Belpré Celebracií³n on Sunday afternoon, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, Continental Ballroom A/B. All award-winning authors and illustrators will be in attendance.
The word is out. While The Pigeon still isn’t allowed to drive the bus, a Twitter account has been approved. According to Mo Willems’s post on July 5, The Pigeon will “tweet” or “coo” live from the American Library Association Annual Conference starting Friday, July 10.