Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Authors’
Beverly Cleary, beloved author of children’s books, is 95 today!
She has written series about Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins. She won the Newberry Medal for Dr. Mr. Henshaw.
“The wind carried my body as I ran as fast as I could to my house on East 34th St. in Brooklyn. The wooden steps bellowed as I ran up to my room. Out of breath, I leaped inside, threw open the door to my closet, carefully lifted the wooden plank from the floor and exhaled; there it was, my manuscript. And as I held it to my chest, my heart raced from the ideas that whirled in my head for the next chapter.”
This was my routine each day after school in the 6th grade. The only thing that I regret from those days is never being able to share my work with others.
Does this story remind you of anyone you may know?
If it does, now is their chance…The Lee & Low Books Ninth Annual New Voices Award is looking for the next African-American author of non-fiction or fiction children books. New Voices winners receive a $1,000.00 grant and a standard publishing contract. Honor winners receive a cash grant of $500.00. The deadline to turn in manuscripts will be October 31st, 2008.
We by Alice Schertle
In My Daddy’s Arms, I Am Tall by Javaka Steptoe
Hiromi’s Hand by Lynne Barasch
Until we meet again…
~Remember, Reading is Awesome