"People of the Books" Blog

Day 3: 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

Each day, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour brings you exciting
interviews with winning authors and illustrators, on a variety of kidlit blogs.
Please be sure to show our hosting bloggers a little love - leave them some comments!

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates, author and illustrator of Gittel's Journey

Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Picture Book Categoryat Mr. Schu Reads

 

 All Authors and Illustrators on The Children's Book Podcast

Day 2: 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

Each day, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour brings you exciting
interviews with winning authors and illustrators, on a variety of kidlit blogs.
Please be sure to show our hosting bloggers a little love - leave them some comments!

MONDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2020

 Rachel DeWoskin, author of Someday We Will Fly

Sydney Taylor Book Award in the Young Adult Categoryat Out of the Box at The Horn Book

 Debbie Levy and author of The Key from Spain

Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Picture Book Categoryat Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Day 1: 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

Each day, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour brings you exciting
interviews with winning authors and illustrators, on a variety of kidlit blogs.
Please be sure to show our hosting bloggers a little love - leave them some comments!

 

 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2020

 

Sue Macy and Stacy Innerst, author and illustrator of The Book Rescuer

Sydney Taylor Book Award in the Picture Book Category

at 100 Scope Notes at School Library Journal

 

R.J. Palacio, author of White Bird

Sydney Taylor Book Award in the Middle Grade Category

at The Paper Brigade Daily at The Jewish Book Council

Launch of The Sydney Taylor Shmooze

The Sydney Taylor Shmooze

The Association of Jewish Libraries is proud to announce the launch of The Sydney Taylor Shmooze, a mock book award blog that will offer critical discussion of Jewish books for children and teens. The blog will examine titles that may become contenders for the next Sydney Taylor Book Award. Check it out at SydneyTaylorShmooze.com!

 

AJL 2020 Conference Update #2

Your AJL Conference Update #2

by Marcie Eskin & Rachel Kamin

February 5, 2020

Announcing the Opening Keynote Address:

Portrait of Dr. Daniel GreeneDr. Daniel Greene, President and Librarian at the Newberry Library and Adjunct Professor of History at Northwestern University, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Association of Jewish Libraries Conference on Monday, June 29 at 12:00pm. Before taking on his current role at the Newberry, Greene curated Americans and the Holocaust, an exhibition at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A traveling version of this exhibition, produced in cooperation with the American Library Association, will be mounted at fifty public and university libraries across the United States between 2020 and 2022. Greene has been a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians since 2015. He earned his PhD in history at the University of Chicago. 

In 2016, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum launched a crowdsourcing project called History Unfolded. This digital initiative asks students, teachers, and others with an interest in researching local history to search their local newspapers for coverage of Nazism. To date, more than 20,000 newspaper articles have been uploaded to the History Unfolded site. Greene will address how this community-based research project upended conventional wisdom about American newspapers coverage of Nazism between 1933 and 1945. He also will consider the opportunities associated with incorporating crowdsourced research into both the Americans and the Holocaust exhibition and projects at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Conference Registration Is Open!

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The full conference Early Bird Rate for AJL members is $450 (by April 30). This includes all conference sessions and meals (lunch on Monday; breakfast, lunch & dinner on Tuesday; and breakfast & lunch on Wednesday). Per diem and other special rates will also be available.

To read previous weekly conference updates, go to the  55TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 page of the AJL website.