I had to take a few days off last week to take care of Beau, who was home from daycare feeling poorly, as well as entertaining my sister who was in town to help celebrate his first birthday. But the good news for my authors kept pouring in! Like this email for Lili Wilkinson:
We are pleased to announce that the Amelia Bloomer Project selected Pink as one of the titles to be honored this year on the Amelia Bloomer List. Each year the Amelia Bloomer List selects the best books with significant feminist content that will appeal to young readers from birth to 18 years old, published in the previous 18 months.
The Amelia Bloomer Project is part of the American Library Association, Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Task Force (FTF). You can find out more about the Amelia Bloomer Project at http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/ and view the complete list of recommended titles at http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/2012-bloomer-list/.
Thank you for writing Pink. We found it to be a story of evolving self-awareness and personal transformation.
Pink was also selected for the 2012 Rainbow List, selected by a joint task force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Round Table of the American Library Association.
Hooray for Lili, and for Pink!