Press Release Fun: Rabbit Hill Festival
Hey! Hey hey. If I say to you the words "Rabbit Hill Festival" what comes to mind? Rabbits. Hills. Does a little book called Rabbit Hill also come to mind? Won a Newbery? Was written by Robert Lawson? Well it should because, friends, there is in Westport, Connecticut a little festival, "named to honor Robert Lawson, the only author/illustrator to win both the Caldecott and Newbery Medals for excellence in children’s illustration and literature." I did not know that.
Each year the good folks of the Westport Library system come up with a theme related to Mr. Lawson’s work, and this year that theme is "focusing on writers of creative biography and historical events for students in middle school." So what’s their line-up? Only Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Tonya Bolden, Candace Fleming, Dennis Fradin, Judith Fradin, and Gary D. Schmidt. Now THAT’s what I call a line-up.
Interested? Register away. You may never see the heavyweights of non-fiction juvenile literature together in the same place at the same time like this again.
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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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