|Winston says, “Don’t forget to pack me, Mom!”|
On Wednesday, I’ll be heading for NCTE in Chicago, via Little Rock, Arkansas. Our book, Two Bobbies, won the Arkansas Diamond (Young Readers) Award and Mary Nethery, Jean Cassels and I get to receive this lovely honor in person at the Arkansas Reading Association conference on Thursday. Can I just say how excited I am to experience that amazing Arkansas librarian love and to stay once again at the Peabody Hotel with its charming and famous ducks?
In Chicago, I’ll be on a panel with fellow history afficionados, Deborah Hopkinson and Jim Murphy. Our topic: Reading Old Stories and Writing New Stories: Ideas for the Classroom From Authors. Come on Friday, November 18, from 9:30 to 10:45 and get some great tips. I plan to talk about growing story from family history.
Planning to be at NCTE? Let me know — maybe we can meet up!