Tuesday, February 17, 2009
A Newbery Project of Sorts
So you may be wondering why the posts seem to have slowed down around here. I am knee deep in a course offered by ALA's Continuing Education program entitled The Newbery: Past, Present and Future, led by none other than K.T. Horning. In this course, students are expected to read oodles of articles and at least one Newbery winner from each decade. So far I have read The Trumpeter of Krakow, The Cat Who Went to Heaven, The Twenty-One Balloons, and I am currently in the middle of The Wheel on the School.
This has been an amazing experience that has led me to some books that I might otherwise have kept passing by, and I also have a much deeper understanding of the history of the Newbery Award than I did before. The students in the class come from all different walks of life, and the lively forums are filled with diverse opinions.
Don't despair! I will be blogging some of these titles as well as some current books soon...I promise! Thanks for hanging in!