It’s like having all the fancy entertainment awards wrapped up in one. That’s what I tell my non-library friends when they say “Huh?!?” after I start gushing about the Newbery Caldecott Wilder events, as well as the other amazing awards. Last night’s event was amazing, as expected.
I went with my co-worker, Jen J (of Jen J.’s Booksheets, see it here!) We had a great time. Every year I find myself saying “This is the best year ever!” and this year was no exception.
All of the winners gave fabulous acceptance speeches, which I can’t wait to read again, once they are printed in the journals.
Each of the speeches was deeply personal, and I felt that the winners shared a piece of themselves with us in the audience. They made me feel more connected to them and their books.
I’ve got to dash now — time for my next program.