Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by Taliban fighters for her stand for education for girls speaks at the U.N. Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday. She states that “one student, one teacher, one book can change the world.” Watch the video of her inspiring and remarkable speech that expresses the goals CLNE… Read More
Congratulations! to Elizabeth Poe on the publication of From Children’s Literature to Readers Theater, published by ALA. Foreword by Katherine Paterson. Elizabeth Poe, an active CLNE and ExL participant, works with teachers in Athens, Greece who are excited about using Readers Theater with their students. Click this link for full information about her book.
Congratulations! to Katherine Paterson, CLNE honorary board member, on winning the 2013 LAURA INGALLS WILDER AWARD for her “substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” Her books include Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, and The Great Gilly Hopkins. Martha Parravano, Executive Editor of The Horn Book Magazine and Wilder Award Committee Chair,… Read More
Congratulations! to Kathy Isaacs on the publication of Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children, published by ALA. Click this link for full information. Kathy Isaacs has frequently led discussion groups at CLNE institutes and colloquies. She has spent many years as a teacher in the US and Asia, with intermittent stints as a… Read More
Congratulations! Sarah Ellis, CLNE board member and CLNE’s 2012 Greek Study Fellow and Writer-in-Residence, was nominated for the 2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD for her contributions to the world of children’s literature and culture. Established by the Swedish government in 2002, this international award honors Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002). Its purpose is to “increase… Read More
Congratulations! to Jean Little on winning the 2012 MATT COHEN AWARD, given by the Writers’ Trust of Canada to a Canadian writer in honor of her distinguished contributions to Canadian literature! An avid writer and reader of books for the young, her work includes fiction, picture books, poetry, and autobiography. She is the author of… Read More
Congratulations! to Ashley Bryan, CLNE honorary board member! Ashley Bryan is the recipient of the 2012 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. “Ashley Bryan, author, folklorist, poet and illustrator, couples a melodic voice to his brilliant artwork, transcending literary and artistic genres that leave readers unimaginably satisfied,” stated Award Committee Chair Pauletta Brown… Read More
Congratulations! to Susan Cooper , CLNE honorary board member, who received the 2012 Margaret A. Edwards Award, an annual lifetime achievement honor sponsored by School Library Journal and administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association. She was recognized for “her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for… Read More