Newbery Honor Winner Speaks to Students
Local author Vince Vawter, 2014 Newbery Honor winner for his book Paperboy, spoke to faculty and students in the CCI Patrick Auditorium January 27. His recent book for young people is set in Memphis, TN in 1959 and features an 11-year-old boy who stutters. A School Library Journal reviewer says, “Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer. Yet, Victor’s story has much broader appeal as the boy begins to mature and redefine his relationship with his parents, think about his aspirations for the future, … Read more “Newbery Honor Winner Speaks to Students”
Once Upon a Time: UT Center Suggests Great Kids' Books for the Holidays
Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s, Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.
The newer books, which are noted, can be viewed at the CCYAL on the fourth floor of the Communications Building or accessed through the center’s collection on the https://www.goodreads.com/ website: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/12307780-center-for-children-s-young-adult-literature.
Other books come … Read more “Once Upon a Time: UT Center Suggests Great Kids' Books for the Holidays”
UT Workshop to Highlight Year’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults
Looking for some great books for your children or your students? Educators, librarians and parents are invited to a workshop Friday that will highlight the best titles of the year.
Registration is now under way for “The Best of the Best 2012 Workshop,” which is being co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. The morning session, from 9 a.m. to noon, will showcase books through sixth … Read more “UT Workshop to Highlight Year’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults”