As part of my Commitment to Literacy: Picture Book It challenge, I wanted to spotlight one book that I’m completely in love with. Throughout the month, I’ll do multiple posts based on the book. I hope you will end up picking up the book and joining in on the conversation.
All posts pertaining to previous Picture Book of the Month picks have been archived over at Picture Book It.
–September’s Picture Book of the Month Announcement and Book Review
-Rafael López’s Book Reviews
This week I wanted to share some of Jacqueline Woodson’s speeches.
First up, it’s her speech after receiving the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award given to “an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.”
Earlier this year, she also received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award “the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature.”
Here’s her speech- including the transcript– for receiving the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award.
And, don’t forget to watch her inauguration as the current National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature.
What’s your favorite Jacqueline Woodson speech or presentation? I’m hoping to see her when she comes to Portland next year!
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