Month: December 2011
Survey Says!: An Article of Awesomeness from The Paris Review
I’m starting to love Twitter like no other. If you follow the right people, you find some really fascinating material, like this article by Sarah Funke Butler from The Paris Review. The rundown: A sixteen year old student wrote a ‘survey’ on symbolism and sent it out to 150 well-known authors (like our very own…
Winning the Newbery Medal: What Does it Take?
Newbery Medal winners are generally destined for a long shelf life, heaps of attention from libraries, teachers, and parents, and are often deserving of the lauds and acclaims. What does it take to write a Newbery Medal winner? Well, you can take a peek at the criteria here. But I’m also going to break down…