I know that lots of folks don’t have a ticket to the banquet tonight. Many times I’ve not gone to the banquet. But in case you didn’t know, you can go in later and listen to the award speeches. Around 8:30, you can come in and sit in the back and see the awards bestowed and hear the acceptance speeches. Details HERE! Now, why on earth, you might ask, would I make my way over to a hotel, at 8;30 at night, and sit in the back of a big room to listen to a couple of folks talk? Here’s why: Last night I got to hang out with Dan Santat. Bring your tissues, folks. As a member of the 2015 Caldecott Committee, the heartfelt appreciation from Dan is so evident. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say tonight. And I really do expect that Kwame Alexander is going to wow us as well. And you’ll get to hear Donald Crews. How can you not go?
So if you love books, if you know in your heart that sharing books with children is the best thing we can do for our world, then come share in the love that will be swirling around in that room tonight.
See you there!