Below is the video of the inaguration.
Like many of you, I am looking forward to the many ways she will share and explain her equation: Reading = Hope X Change.
Robin Benway accepts the 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Matt de la Peña
To important things happened for Matt yesterday, Jan. , 2018. First, his new picture book, Love, with Loren Long as the illustrator launched. Second, his essay, Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness, was published. If you need a topic to discuss with a class, this essay is a great starting point. His new book and this essay illustrate the powerful messages that Matt is dedicate to sharing with all of his readers regardless of how old they might be.
* This post has been update to include a link to Kate DiCamillo's response to Matt's inquiry.