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Nearly time for the Caldecott!

Here is our vote!

(My daughter Anne decided to “Lion herself” – thanks to 100 Scope Notes for this great idea!)

I have favorites for several of the awards, but I am especially hoping to see Jerry Pinkney win for The Lion And The Mouse. It is a spectacular vision of a traditional tale. The artwork is exquisite.

Some of you may know that I have an interest in race and how race plays a role in library collections. There has been a lot of discussion about this topic over the years. Maybe some would say the race of the winner shouldn’t matter, but I’m with Nikki Grimes in her frustration that this medal has overlooked African American illustrators thus far. I’ll paraphrase her when I say, give Jerry Pinkney the medal already. He is more than deserving, several times over!

I’ll be listening in on Monday morning to hear all the winners!


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