National Book Award Winner: Sherman Alexie
Yep. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian hath won the honor.
Well, it’s YA, but it is also sitting on my shelf here, so I should probably go on and read it. The chair for the Young Person’s Literature committee, Elizabeth Partridge (I’ve always had an affection with bird-related last names and Elizabeth-related first names) stopped by my library with fellow author Susan Campbell Bartoletti at her side yesterday. They were charming, and I forced both of them to sign their books for our collection. As I did that, my co-worker did her darndest to talk up the books she wanted to win. That’s how we librarians work. We’re sneaky and sly.
Here’s an interview with Mr. Alexie here.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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