September 24, 2017

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Pictures of the Week: White House Honors Librarian; CPL Bookamania

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Carolyn Foote and President Obama

“Champions of Change” connected educators were honored by the White House on November 21. (l. to r.) S. Dallas Dance, Misa Gonzales, school librarian, blogger, and SLJ columnist Carolyn Foote, President Barack Obama, and Daphne Bradford.

On Thursday, November 21, the White House honored 10 connected educators—education leaders who creatively use technology to help kids learn—as “Champions of Change,” including classroom teachers, administrators, and one school librarian, blogger and SLJ columnist Carolyn Foote.

Carolyn Foote

White House “Champion of Change” Carolyn Foote. Photos by Joanne Foote.

On Saturday, November 23, the Chicago Public Library celebrated families learning together with its 20th annual “Bookamania 2013: All Families, All Year,” a free, daylong children’s book festival engaging children in reading, learning, and play activities. Parents and caregivers were given the opportunity to participate in events offering early literacy instructions for adults. The event also featured authors such as Mac Barnett, Kevin Henkes, and René Colato Laínez.

Attendees of Chicago Public Library’s “Bookamania,” held on November 23.

Attendees of Chicago Public Library’s Bookmania event. Photos courtesy of Chicago Public Library.

Resistance: Children’s Books in Troubled Times
Join the Horn Book in Boston, MA on October 7th to celebrate the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners and honor books with the annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. The day includes talks, panel discussions, and small-group sessions which will examine critical issues relevant to children’s and young adult literature. Plus, registration includes admittance to the awards ceremony on Friday, October 6th!