contribution to children’s literature was given to “Hello, Universe,” by Erin Entrada Kelly. This is a book with quirky, diverse characters and an exciting plot. It is one of a handful of books that received 95% 5-star reviews at amazon.com. Dassel and Grove City have this book, along with seven other Pioneerland Library System libraries.
“Dr. Reese is a longtime advocate for native representation and is a former teacher and university professor. She earned her PhD in Education from the University of Illinois, where she also helped establish the Native American House and American Indian Studies program. Dr. Reese also holds an M.Ed. degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh Pueblo in New Mexico. “ (Information from the American Library Association website.)
This award is well deserved. I read Ms. Reese’s blog at least weekly and appreciate her perspective.
This book buyer has a lot of catching up to do. We like to have the medal winners available to our patrons. I usually go down the list of honor books and include most of them. Come in and read an award-winning book!