Friday, February 3, 2012
Friday News Round-Up
--On Friday, January 27, Ms. Hendley and Ms. Smith's kindergarten, first and second graders at Washington Montessori Elementary School each received a copy of A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Kadir Nelson (previously reviewed) through our River City Readers program. Meanwhile, at Patrick Henry Downtown Academy, Patricia C. McKissack spoke to the fourth, fifth and sixth graders, and Ms. Evans and Ms. Dixon's students received copies of Never Forgotten by McKissack and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (previously reviewed).
From the publishing world:
--Lee & Low bought Children's Book Press, which specializes in multicultural children's books.
Links via Shelf Awareness.