EDRD 5742 - Beyond the Newbery: Discovering Excellence in Children's Award Books
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Explores some of the different awards given to both children's literature and their authors. Looks at children's book awards such as: The Jane Addams Book award, given to books that foster a better understanding of the world; The Dolly Gray Award, given for books, which recognize high quality children's books that portray individuals with developmental disabilities; and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given to a children's writer or illustrator whose books have made a lasting contribution to literature for children. Also includes information on current blogs, websites and publications that profile excellence in children's literature.
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Mindy Hardwick holds an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction as well as an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She is a published author and her books include: Stained Glass Summer, Weaving Magic, Finders Keepers and Seymour’s Secret. Mindy facilitated a poetry workshop at Denney Juvenile Justice Center for seven years. Her book, Kids in Orange: Voices from Juvenile Detention is a memoir about this experience. She has also taught middle school and alternative high school.
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