Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 2nd Best Reads National Children's Book Awards

Totet de Jesus made this invitation for the 2nd Best Reads National Children's Book Award (NCBA). It is lovely.

The awards ceremony will be at the The Mind Museum and though the event is by invitation only (a budget driven decision), I will blog about the winners on Monday, July 30, 2012. We all have to wait.

I will be giving a message at the program later and will be reading an excerpt of one of the winning Best Reads. But, I have not really thought about what to say later. I plan to be spontaneous. I think, it is important to see that book making in this day and age is an art form more than an economic endeavor. Sure, money is important to keep the production going. But think first of the purpose of book making. Why are you writing, illustrating and publishing books for kids and teens?

What book are you making? A book of the hour or a book for all time?

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