(It has been just over a month since my last posting here. A lot has happened in the last month and a half including a move as well as lack of home internet access which have impacted my posting regularity. However I promise to keep them coming.)
Best Children's Books of the Year 2017 by Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee
"The Children's Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming.
"One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant-16. The Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists with annotations, according to age and category."
Américas Award 2017 Honourable Mention by CLASP
As a children's book author AND teacher of Caribbean-descent, I am thrilled, amazed, and impressed with the beautiful "Malaika's Costume" lesson plan designed by Erin Lierl at Tulane University. They did an excellent job! I know some of you are already using "Malaika's Costume" in your classrooms and organizations so please share with teachers in your life. Parents please share this with your child's teacher. The announcement was made at the 2017 Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) which is in Lima, Peru on April 30, 2017.
The awards are administered by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and coordinated by both Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies.