Watch ALA winners on the Today Show

Missed seeing some of the ALA winners on the Today Show this morning? You can watch it here, featuring:
Rebecca Stead, author of When You Read Me (winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal);

Jerry Pinkey, illustrator of The Lion and the Mouse, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal;

and ALA President, Camila Alire.

It would have been nice if they’d had a bit longer segment on the author, illustrator, and winning books, but I’m happy they featured them at all. What do you think?

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About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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4 Responses to Watch ALA winners on the Today Show

  1. MotherReader says:

    I thought it was ridiculously short and I’m pretty sure that the host mispronounced Rebecca’s name.

  2. Yes! Agreed, MotherReader. I wanted it to be much longer, too. I think the host mispronounced everyone’s name! Or at least stumbled over them.

  3. Peggy Archer says:

    Thanks for sharing this post, Cheryl. More time given with better coverage would definitely have been better, but at least they offered what they did.

  4. I agree, Peggy. I’m glad it was on TV. Maybe some more people will pick up books.

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