Posts Tagged: Newbery Medal

Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos


Jack Gantos discusses the sense of “delusional invincibility” he had in 1970s New York that led him to prison—and then on to a career as an award-winning children’s book author. ...more

Lemony Snicket Interviews Newbery Winner


Parents, kids, and other fans of children’s literature will enjoy renowned YA author Lemony Snicket’s interview with Kate DiCamillo, who just won the Newbery Medal for her novel Flora & Ulysses.

DiCamillo is also the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and has lots to say working with an illustrator, her favorite stage of the writing process, and the warehouse job that got her interested in children’s books:

How do I feel when I look back at prior work?