Monday, January 10, 2011

Rita, Rita! Newbery Honor and CSK Author Award to Rita Williams-Garcia

Just this morning, from the ALA Youth Media Awards announcements, comes the news that Rita Williams-Garcia has won both a 2011 Newbery Honor and the 2011 Coretta Scott King author award for her middle grade novel, One Crazy Summer.

One Crazy Summer is one charming, compelling, beguiling, arresting book. It's a funny, touching, loving journey through a time of social turmoil, with a story that rides squarely on the sensibility of a marvelously crafted young protagonist. A gift indeed, from a gifted writer. We're celebrating today at VCFA!

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