We’re almost at the half-way point, and so far, we’ve received some great suggestions. Please keep on sending in books and authors – the more we get the better. Also, be sure to check out our spotlight in both Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf, School Library Journal, and Galleycat.
While speaking at a predominately African-American high school a few years ago, I asked the students to name some of their favorite books. I expected the students to name novels by some of my favorite YA authors—perhaps Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, or Virginia Hamilton. Instead, the students named authors such as Eric Jerome Dickey [ Read the full article… ]