RAO is happy to invite you to check out a new online exhibition about books. All of the books are Children’s and YPL (Young People’s Literature) National Book Award winners and finalists.
You can click on great cover art, author photos, and interesting details for the 228 books that have won or been nominated for the award since 1971. 32 of the books received “appreciations” contributed by readers between the ages of six and 56! Some of these appreciations are in the forms of videos, collages, letters, essays, and even “a Travelers’ Guide”.
To enjoy appreciations contributed by Literacy Chicago/RAO members, go to http://upallnightreading.org , click on “Contributors” and look for:
2001: Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (essay by Leslie Reese); and
2012: Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick (poem and collage by Angela Halls).