AOB and 2017 Award Winners

2017 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners at AOB An Open Book works with some of the country’s most talented authors and illustrators, and the American Library Association agrees.  Once again, the ALA Youth Media Awards and other significant national…

Catherine Reef at Wheaton High School

In a perfect pairing, Bioscience students from Wheaton High School met with author Catherine Reef for a discussion of her new book, Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse.  With the help of Ms. Reef, the students focused on…

Emily Jenkins at West Education Campus

Emily Jenkins led the West Education Campus kindergarteners through a breathtaking romp of a read-aloud with her new picture book A Greyhound, A Groundhog!  Introducing the concept of “creative flow” to the young students, Emily used several of her older…

Kwame Alexander at Langdon Elementary School

In a heartwarming event on Valentine’s Day, show-stopper Kwame Alexander presented his just-released Animal Ark to kindergarten through third grade in the Landgon Elementary School library.  With a musician and co-authors to accompany him, Kwame led the crowd in energized…

Miranda Paul at Belvedere Elementary School

Tying into the school’s environmental curriculum, award-winning author and We Need Diverse Books Board member Miranda Paul offered three presentations of her book One Plastic Bag to four second grade classes at Belvedere Elementary School in Falls Church, VA.  Prompting…